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The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury Hardcover – September 28, 1999
I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. Hardcover
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What's in this anthology for today's child? Food fights, outer space, animals, noses, monsters, sports, and sibling rivalry. Each of award-winning illustrator Meilo So's spectacular watercolor-splashed spreads reflects a theme: one buggy watercolor romp is surrounded by Deborah Chandra's "Cricket," Walter R. Brooks's "Ants, Although Admirable, Are Awfully Aggravating," and Robert Frost's "Blue-Butterfly Day." Five nocturnal poems nestle into a moonlit cityscape. Four music-related poems, from Bruce Lansky's "My Violin" to X.J. Kennedy's "The Girl Who Makes the Cymbals Bang," burst from So's cacophonous paintings. This excellent collection, a companion to The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury, belongs on every poetry lover's bookshelf. Prelutsky, creator of The New Kid on the Block, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, and more than 30 other poetry books, has perfect pitch. (Click to see a sample spread. Illustrations copyright 1999 by Meilo So. Permission of Alfred A. Knopf.) (All ages) --Karin Snelson
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the illustrations by Meilo So. They gorgeously illustrate the gist of many poems. Just like the poems, the paintings drip with imagination and wonder.
Some people may frown at spoon-feeding images, rather than letting the child make up his/her own. They may have a point, yet you can always discuss the images with the kid, decide whether they properly frame the poems and/or discuss what other images would have been better. In other words, these illustrations can be used a spring board for further imaginative work.
All in all, I highly recommend this book.
This is the greatest way to introduce kids to language as all of the poems are real poems, not just pre-school level rhymes.
I am buying it for my neice for Christmas
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book so my 7 year old and I could read kid-level poetry. The poems are entertaining, provide a good challenge for young readers, and fun for both of us. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matt Osborne
My daughter has to memorize a poem every month for school, and this treasury has good mid-length poems organized by theme and time of year. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wanderlugs
I bought this book for my new grandson last year, and he loved it from very early on. Today I read it to him before nap, and it still charms, even me! Read morePublished 6 months ago by dankh60453
My 3 year old loves this book. There's a wide variety of themes, and poems that will appeal to different ages. The illustrations are appealing to kids also.Published 7 months ago by Morgan Miles
I love to browse through this beautiful book every so often; after finding it in our public library, I wanted my own copy.Published 8 months ago by Brenton Morley
adorable and uplifting...love it...bought it used and it was in perfect condition. I bought this for our homeschooling needs. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nancy
I purchased this as a gift for my then 4-year old son. He's 14 now--and just last week I read a few poems from this to him right before bedtime. Old fashioned? Maybe. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Daniel L Edelen
A vital part of all collectors of children's poetry. No one should be without it!Published 16 months ago by Pat