Friday, April 23, 2010

Poetry Friday

All over the Internet children's literature bloggers celebrate books of poetry on Fridays, and today I thought I would join the club and offer you a review of a delightful book of poems.

Illustrated by Jenny Reynish
For ages 6 and up
Wordsong, 2009, 978-1-59078-620-8
Many of us spend our lives running from one thing to another. We don’t take the time to stop, to look, and to listen. This meaningful collection of poems reminds readers (of all ages) that our world is full of simple and wonderful things to enjoy.
  Sunflowers “trumpeting all that color and sun” offer up their golden faces to the sun. An egg, with its “pin-thin and brittle” shell can break open to reveal a fluffy little chick “that is nothing like” an egg. In winter, after the holiday glitter has been put away, dying Christmas trees stand out in the cold looking sad. Then snow begins to fall and the trees turn into a beautiful “frosted” forest.
    With wonderful language and using many poetic forms, the author of this poetry collection gives her readers a colorful collection of poems to read, to share, and to savor.

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