A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is one of the best poetry and art collections available for children.
Is It Any Good?
This marvelous collection is a boon to any teacher or parent wanting to introduce children to poetry. The poems and pictures are perfectly matched; both are lovely in their simplicity, and appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. The wealth of sounds, images, and ideas ensure that kids find something new and fascinating in repeated readings. This is a book not to be read through from beginning to end, but to be savored poem by poem.
Jack Prelutsky's wide reading and his respect for children are evident here; the selections are intelligent and perfect for children. There are no cutesy poems, none that condescend, and few chestnuts. A wealth of simple, impressionistic watercolors surround the poems. Children may be inspired to make their own watercolor pictures after looking at Meilo So's creations.
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