Poems to Learn by Heart
"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 Mary Ann Hoberman, a former Children's Poet Laureate, and accompanied by funny, whimsical illustrations created by Michael Emberly. The first poems are short and easy to memorize; they get longer and longer throughout.
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. All ages; read aloud whenever possible.
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