Friday, June 22, 2007

Poetry Friday


Poetry Friday is a growing tradition in the kidlitosphere (the world of children's literature blogs), so we thought we'd jump onto the bandwagon! What we offer up this week is a wonderful book of poetry for the young child, Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry , collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters. This is about as wonderful a beginning book of poems as anyone could want. The more than sixty offerings by such talented poets as Langston Hughes and Jack Prelutsky are charmingly illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

Here's a sample for you - a traditional British street rhyme:

Happy birthday to you!
Squashed tomatoes and stew!
Bread and butter
In the gutter
Happy Birthday to you!

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