Poems about picnics, pretending, and puppies make this book the book to introduce little ones to poetry about the world around them.
Jack Prelutsky, one of today's most respected children's poets, has selected more than 200 short poems -- old favorites, traditional rhymes, and humorous verses--that will delight young listeners. The poems cover a wide range of experiences in a young child's life, from everyday events to special days to the world of the imagination.
Marc Brown, author and illustrator of the popular Arthur series, uses colored-pencil illustrations and borders to unify the poems, helping to create a pleasing, lively collection to carry children from their preschool years into the early elementary grades. As Jim Trelease tells us in his introduction to the book, Unlike the toys we buy our children, poems cannot break.
Why Our Experts Love It
Old Classics are great, but sometimes they are just old. This book is a new twist on the classics and we love it.
And with over 200 rhymes, you'll always find something new to explore.
This book is a fantastic poetry book for a young child. And here is a hint . . . take your time when reading, and see if you can make a quiet game out of the reading . . . like coming up with other words that rhyme with _____ or playing a simple game of 'I spy' by looking at the pictures.