“When you learn a poem by heart, it becomes a part of you. You know it in your mind, in your mouth, in your ears, in your whole body. And best of all, you know it forever.”
So begins this enchanting collection of poems for children, selected by a former Children’s Poet Laureate and accompanied by funny, whimsical illustrations. The first poems are short, to practice memorizing, and they get longer and longer throughout the book.
Filled with humor, sweetness, and wonder, many of the poems come from classic authors, such as Emily Dickinson and Rudyard Kipling, and many are by contemporary poets. 120 poems, organized into categories like “Delicious Dishes” and “Beautiful Beasts.” Hardcover, 144 pages.