30 July 2008

Children's poetry book, recommended

It's been so long now I can't remember if I was talking to my partners in crime on- or off-blog about this, but I thought maybe somebody else would be interested too so here it is. If you're looking for a poetry book for kids with non-annoying illustrations and a variety of real poems that will hold their attention, try A Child's Book of Poems. We got it as a gift and I give it two thumbs up.


Christine said...

I just added it to my children's Amazon wish list. Thanks for the recommendation!

Kira said...

We have A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson illustrated by that same artist. Absolutely love it!

Scott Rite said...

Looks interesting, with some of the great poets. Thanks.

William Weedon said...


I LOVE Stevenson's book - my mom read it to me all the time.

How I love to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue,
Oh, I do think it's the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do.
Up in the air and over the wall
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside,
Til I look down on the garden green,
Down on the earth so brown,
Up in the air I go flying again
Up in the air and down.

I haven't thought of that in years, but I dearly loved it.