Genre(s)/Subject(s): Anthology, Poetry and Rhymes, National Poetry Month,
Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Books Similar in Style, Content, Theme, or Characters: Free to… Be You and Meby Marlo Thomas, Poetry Speaks to Children illustrated byWendy Rasmussen.
Programming/Lesson Ideas: Children can try to compose three different poems according to the functions of poems that can make people smile, tell stories, and send messages.
Personal Thoughts: This is a great anthology filled with beautiful poems and illustrations. It introduces the basic technique of writing a poem and how to appreciate the different kinds of poems to children. This book is well organized, broken down into three parts, and each part is explained with appropriate poems.