Way I Feel . . . Sometimes

Way I Feel . . . Sometimes

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Susan Meddaugh
     
 

A collection of witty and accessible poems that capture the changing emotions of children. "Don't overlook this one for your poetry shelves." -- School Library Journal  See more details below

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A collection of witty and accessible poems that capture the changing emotions of children. "Don't overlook this one for your poetry shelves." -- School Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-4 De Regniers succinctly captures the range of childhood feelings in this book of original poems. The collection begins with four poems describing the mean feelings children often experience (``I'm warning you,/ stay out of my way./ Today's my day/ for being mean mean mean!''). Next de Regniers tells aptly of the in-between days: (``There are/ glad days,/ sad days,/ mixed-up-good-and-bad days''). Wishful feelings make up the third section (``I am Queen of the World Today./ Everything has to go my way''). In the final section, a conversational poem between a boy and his older neighbor puts all the feelings into perspective. Even though the poems realistically deal with negative (as well as positive) emotions, the book is upbeat and not a bit depressing. While other children's poetry books contain perceptive poems about feelings, none devotes the entire book to that subject. Meddaugh's soft watercolors add to the cohesiveness of this bookdefinitive facial expressions and realistic, humorous detail combine to enhance the poems. Don't overlook this one for your poetry shelves. Barbara S. McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park, Md .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899196473
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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