Synopses & Reviews
While John Keats earnestly thought he might be andldquo;among the English poets,andrdquo; he also knew how to play with words. Full of whimsical rhymes and jolly rhythms, Naughty Boy: A Song about Myself pleases adults and children alike: children giggle hearing its happy rhymes (as do adults), and adults smile at the poetandrsquo;s light-hearted, self-deprecating portrait. In this ear-delighting and witty frolic, Keats teases himself and teases the language.
He wrote Naughty Boy while on a visit to Scotland, feeling distant from his family in London, and sent it in a letter to his fifteen-year-old sister. Read this book aloud to your child, and together youandrsquo;ll have the pleasure of it.
There was a naughty boy,
A naughty boy was he,
He would not stop at home,
He could not quiet beandmdash;
In his knapsack
Full of vowels
And a shirt
With some towelsandhellip;
For everyone within earshot, the delight begins! And then together enjoy Grant Silversteinandrsquo;s endearing color ink drawings, the perfect accompaniment to Keatsandrsquo; words.
Born in 1953, Grant Silverstein is a self-taught artist presently living in Pennsylvania. He has exhibited widely in North America. He illustrated The Verb andldquo;To Birdandrdquo; by Peter Cashwell (Paul Dry Books, 2003).
A gift for adults and children to enjoy with each other, and to learn by heart!
About the Author
Born in 1953, Grant Silverstein is a self-taught artist presently living in Pennsylvania. He has exhibited widely in North America. He illustrated The Verb "To Bird" by Peter Cashwell.