Friday, June 15, 2012

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by A Year of Reading.

My selection is "Behind the museum door: poems to celebrate the wonders of museums" written by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Stacey Dressen-McQueen.



Summer is a great time to travel and explore and one of my favorite places to visit is the museum.  So in honor of these amazing, magical homes for treasures of varied description I invite you all to enjoy your local museums or search out new ones during your summer travels.

Hopkins has collected works by many recognizable poets in praise of the delights to be found by a energetic group of youngsters as portrayed by Dressen-McQueen.  From the very ancient - trilobites and woolly mammoths or a knight's armor and on to paintings and modern art in the form of a mobile, the verses share the kid-friendly fun of seeing these items first-hand.

1 comment:

Rena J. Traxel said...

I also love museums. I spent one summer helping a local museum reorganize storage. It was a dream job sorting through the museum's artifacts.

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