From the Publisher
"If there is one book you add to your poetry collection this year, make sure you get this one from Oxford." --Library Materials Guide
"A collection of funny and famous poetry for all seasons and occasions with accompanying illustrations as diverse and colorful as the seasons themselves. A delightful melange of poems, bridging the generation gap, A Year Full of Poems will allow parents and teachers to keep their young readers interested in poetry the year round."--Children's Bookwatch
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Anthologies like A Year Full of Poems allow children to hear the voices of many poets, classic to contemporary, and so find those who speak to them personally. Dip into this, one or two sips at a time, for funny and famous poems; wind, rain, hot-summer-months poems; and, of course, poems about holidays. As in the indelible images of John Updike's "August": "The sprinkler twirls / The summer wanes; / The Pavement wears / Popsicle stains..." and John Corben's "Before Christmas": "The year tips, the sun / slips towards the sky's edge, and / dark bites the day..." The language resonates deep within us and may just leave its own imprint to counteract the raucous sounds of the current punk rock. Hurry, begin reading poetry this very day!