Monday, September 24, 2012

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today  by NoWater River.

My selection is "Wonderful words : poems about reading, writing,speaking, and listening" selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Karen Barbour.

I couldn't resist sharing this fun collection of poems that encourage creativity and invite readers to discover the power and fun of words.  Hopkins' selected verses are by some of our best known poets and  touch on a variety of topics both broad and specific: from finding your own creativity and embracing the joy of reading to works entitled "Metaphor" and "The Period." 

Barbour's boldly colored illustrations are a delight to the eye.

Teachers will find multiple uses for this book as both an introduction to and inspiration for writing.

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