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The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;The definitive anthology of children's poetry, collected by a beloved authorandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Years in the making, this full-color treasury contains nearly two hundred poems, all of them handpicked by Bill Martin Jr. Traditional children's poems are presented alongside contemporary pieces, and the collection is capped off with tributes by Eric Carle and Steven Kellogg, two of Bill Martin Jr's best-known collaborators. This essential compilation also features original illustrations by award-winning artists, including Ashley Bryan, Lois Ehlert, Steven Kellogg, Chris Raschka, Dan Yaccarino, Nancy Tafuri, and Derek Anderson. This beautiful anthology is sure to become a classic.

Review:

This substantial compendium has all the hallmarks of a classic: satisfyingly fat (175 pages), beautifully illustrated (by 13 different artists), thick paper, spacious lay-outs, sturdy binding, plus three separate indexes and a table of contents. All this would be for naught, however, without first-rate selections. Luckily, the late Bill Martin handpicked a bouquet of verses ranging from solemn to serious,... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

Bill Martin Jr (1916-2004) has been called "America's favorite children's author." He wrote over 300 books for children, including the classic texts Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do you See? illustrated by Eric Carle, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Eric Carle well-known creator of many beloved picture books for small readers and listeners, including such classics as Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Tiny Seed, Rooster's Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He is especially celebrated for his unique ability to combine learning with pleasure. Children delight in the distinctive beauty of his illustrations — richly layered collages in glowing colors — and they love his entertaining stories, which invite them to make their own discoveries in a natural, joyful way.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle received much of his education in Germany. He is a graduate of the Akademie der bildenden KÜnste in Stuttgart, where he learned about Goethe's color theory and complementary colors. Eric Carle has two grown children. He and his wife live in western Massachusetts. Steven Kellogg is the beloved illustrator of more than one hundred books for children including Clorinda and Clorinda Takes Flight, and he has been awarded the Regina Medal for his entire body of work.  Mr. Kellogg works in an old barn overlooking Lake Champlain in Essex, New York, where he lives with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416939719
Author:
Martin, Bill Jr
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
With:
Sampson, Michael
Editor:
Martin Jr, Bill
Editor:
Sampson, Michael
Editor:
Martin, Bill, Jr.
Author:
Kellogg, Steven
Author:
Martin Jr, Bill
Author:
Martin, Bill, Jr.
Author:
Sampson, Michael
Author:
Martin, Bill, Jr.
Author:
Various
Author:
Jr, Bill Martin
Author:
Carle, Eric
Afterword by:
Kellogg, Steven
Afterword:
Kellogg, Steven
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20081104
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c int-jkt
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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