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Piping Down the Valleys Wild Paperback – April 13, 1999
"The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
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"Here is a treasury of favorite favorites, the poems that children find irresistable.... This will be a prized and popular anthology."—The Horn Book
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Here is a rich and varied collection of poetry for use by children, parents and teachers. The introduction includes advice on choosing poetry for children and reading poetry aloud.
"No other collection contains so many poems with so wide an appeal. This will be a prized and popular anthology."--Horn Book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Studies have shown that reading to children from when they are very young is one of the best ways to improve their literacy. Reading poetry also helps them in many ways. So I bought this book for my daughter when she was six and started reading it to her several times a week. (I started reading to her when she was an infant.) She (and I) had several favorite poems in this book that we never tired of reading or hearing. One of our favorites is "The Old Wife and the Ghost" by James Reeves.
I particularly like that the quality of the poetry in this book is quite high. If you have young children, help give them a big boost in life by getting this book and reading it to them regularly.
The book itself is the cheapest of newsprint with a basic paperback binding. We may someday need to find a more beautiful copy, but in the meantime, "cheap" means that normal damage won't precipitate a crisis, and that's always an appropriate choice for a preschooler.
One last thought: If you're looking for a collection of poems for a family that strongly objects to Halloween or "magic," then you need to keep looking. While this book has many poems which refer to God and/or the Divine in one way or another (without being the least bit preachy), it also has a chapter of poems which talk about witches and goblins and other Halloween characters, as well as a few about fairies or other fanciful creatures. I found none of them offensive, and individual poems are easily skipped, but a few people on my gift list are particularly sensitive on this point, and it's well to know what you're getting into in advance.