National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month!! Some poems are hard to read (too sing songy), some are too long winded, but some we just loved! We found a few good poetry books at the library. A few we got were too advanced for our 4 year old, not enough pictures! Here are our favorites.

The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes & Jingles

The Random House Book of Poetry– I liked this one because it was divided up into 14 sections/topics. There was weather, nature, life , animals… We read a few poems at night that centered from one theme.  The illustrations were great too, they got some good conversations started and went hand in hand with the poems. This would be a great book to own since it has poems for so many different occasions.

How do you Wokka Wokka, by- Elizabeth Bluemle- This book celebrates both individuality and community, it shows everyone has his or her own style, and what happens when those styles come together. If music were a part of this book, it would be jazz. We liked the illustrations too, especially the angle they were drawn from.

20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury compiled by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Meilo So. Love this book. This book covers many themes; monsters, school, wether, friends & season. The illustrations are fabulous, all water colors- colorful & creative.

A favorite around here is always Fancy Nancy & Dr. Seuss too!!

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