Poetry Friday is hosted today by Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme.
My selection is "In The Sea" by David Elliott; illustrated by Holly Meade.
Elliot combines simple rhymes and rhythms with a sophisticated use of language to delight young readers and listeners alike. Elegant descriptions of both familiar and unusual creatures introduce the audience to the denizens of the deep.
The Sea Horse
See the sea horse in the sea.
Where else would the sea horse be?
For though it's dainty as a wish,
the sea horse is, you see, a fish.
Meade translates the word pictures into marvelous woodcut prints that beautifully convey the mystery and motion of the ocean.