A Southern Child's Garden of Verses

A Southern Child's Garden of Verses

by David Davis, Herb Leonhard
     
 

"David Davis's whimsical and soothing rhymes evoke delightful visions of gentle days and fond memories of days gone by." -Glenn Dromgoole, author of Good Night Cowboy and Good Night Cowgirl

Through catchy rhymes and sweet verses, this collection of poetry delivers a simple reflection on childhood pleasures in the South. More than fifty poems capture such charming

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"David Davis's whimsical and soothing rhymes evoke delightful visions of gentle days and fond memories of days gone by." -Glenn Dromgoole, author of Good Night Cowboy and Good Night Cowgirl

Through catchy rhymes and sweet verses, this collection of poetry delivers a simple reflection on childhood pleasures in the South. More than fifty poems capture such charming reminiscences as resting under a shady magnolia trees, slurping watermelon, and rocking on an old porch swing.

Poems titled "Cowboys Down in Texas," "Kudzu," and "Candles in the Sky" evoke the innocence of childhood while recalling the wonderful traits of the region. State by state, award-winning author David Davis introduces young readers to a Louisiana belle, a Georgia peach, and Arkansas peanuts. Herb Leonhard's lovely illustrations depict the dulcet sights, sounds, and memories of the South.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-Berry
This anthology is rightfully termed a collection of verses—the three or four offerings on each page vary from four-line rhymes to three or four stanzas are not serious poems. However, the shorter ones offer good language play—such as the rhyme and alliteration in "Baby Bubba Bubble Gum, /Fun to chew—please buy me some." The longer ones include musings that reflect the perspective of a child—as indicated by "I'd Love to Ride a Rainbow." Leonhard's full-color, realistic illustrations of one of the poems on each page suite the style of the verses—something you might find in a calendar or greeting card. While many of the entries mention a southern location, almost all of them have a universal appeal. This could be an effective addition to a classroom library to promote interest in poetry and language play. Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589807648
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

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