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.

4 comments:

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...

Kira,

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.