Friday, June 25, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today at The Art of Irreverence by Amy Graves.

"Have you ever slept outside on a hot summer night?" That's the first question of many in "Have You Ever Done That?" written by Julie Hofstrand Larios and illustrated by Anne Hunter. This story in rhyme explores the joy of discovering nature's simple summer pleasures as a pair of speakers compare their experiences and inquire, "Have you ever done that?" The watercolor and ink illustrations are both beautiful and mysterious. This poetic book is a tantalizing reminder that adventure can be found everywhere if one is willing to look.

Friday's Famous First: Can you identify the title and author of this first line? "On early summer mornings, Millerton is a sleepy town, the houses nodding in the heavy air.

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