- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteratureThere really is something here to provoke a thought or tickle the fancy of "everyone." My own adult daughter (barefoot princess that she is) would love the "Shoes" poem, which ends with "I'll line them up against the wall and then I'll choose . . . NO SHOES AT ALL." The wide range of topics, settings, and themes will give teachers and librarians a resource for introducing many lessons. From cats and bees, to merry-go-rounds and humpback whales many aspects of nature are covered, as well as poems about family relationships and a tribute to Margaret Wise Brown and the "great green room" of Goodnight Moon. The 41 poems are all delightfully illustrated with fresh, contemporary drawings that enhance the lyrical language but do not overpower the page. With references to the likes of Humpty Dumpty and the "Three Queens of Orient Are" this collection will offer much for discussion and the stimulation of shared language and stories. Add this to your collection to provide some insightful and funny poetry from this beloved children's author. 2005, Front Street/Boyds Mills Press, Ages 3 up.