Synopses & Reviews
Humorously illustrated by Greenaway award-winner Bob Graham, this collection of more than 100 poems provides an excellent, accessible introduction to poetry, with contributions from many cultures. Skillfully selected by Michael Rosen to catch the ears of young listeners, this collection includes short nonsense verses such as "Today I Saw a Little Worm" and traditional schoolyard rhymes such as "Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling" and "Mary Mack," as well as works by such poets as Shel Silverstein, Eve Merriam, John Agard, Afua Cooper, and Langston Hughes.
Refreshing...the book becomes a treat for the eyes as well as the ears with Graham's bustling pictures, which depict the amusing antics of lots of kids and animals. The volume's creative design arranges many of the poems around--or within--the engaging art.
There is no better way to celebrate and share poetry with young children than to read a well thought out anthology like this one...Although this collection was compiled with the young child in mind, it will be enjoyed by anyone, young or old, who is willing to listen, to imagine, to feel, to remember, and to enjoy!
This collection of more than 100 poems provides an excellent, accessible introduction to poetry with contributions from many cultures. Superbly illustrated with comical characters in all sorts of silly predicaments, this anthology includes works by such poets as Shel Silverstein and A.A. Milne. Full color.
This collection of more than 100 poems provides an excellent, accessible introduction to poetry, with contributions from many cultures.
About the Author
Michael Rosen is a best-selling poet and writer for children, as well as a recognized authority on children's literature. His books include The Kingfisher Book of Children's Poetry, The Kingfisher Treasury of Funny Stories, and Walking the Bridge of Your Nose. He is also the author of the best-selling We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Bob Graham has twice won the Australian Picture Book of the Year Award, and he is the author of Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child, winner of the prestigious 2002 Kate Greenaway Award.