A delightful poetry collection that captures the joys, woes, and humor of childhood
From tummy butterflies on the first day of school, to the joys of slurping Jell-O, this playful poetry collection--cleverly told from the point of view of a child--highlights all the bumps and thrills of being a kid. Jenny Whitehead explores a variety of poetic forms with a range of rhymes, rhythms, and plenty of linguistic twists.
About the Author
Jenny Whitehead is the author/illustrator of Holiday Stew. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Kansas City, Missouri.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I took this book to my daughter's 1st grade class, thinking I'd read a few poems. The kids and the teacher made me read the whole thing, and they LOVED it. The poems are delightfully clever and perfectly reminiscent of childhood antics and situations, and the illustrations are adorable. This is one book that even adults will enjoy reading out loud (or not mind hearing it chanted from the back seat of the van) over and over. It also makes a great gift for your kid's teacher. It gets 3 thumbs up from both of my kids and me
This new artist/writer has removed her audience from this high tech world and captured the true essence of childhood. Her fresh artwork is the perfect compliment to the witty text. This book is fun, silly, thoughtful and tender. It's a wonderful book for all ages.