Friday, October 5, 2012

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today  by WritingThe World for Kids.

My selection is "Please bury me in the library " written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Kyle M. Stone.

Fifteen poems in a variety of forms celebrate books -- words, pictures and the joy of the written language. 
There's the light-hearted --
What if Books Had Different Names?
What if Books Had Different Names?  
Like Alice . . . in Underland?
Furious George,
Goodnight Noon,
Babar the Beaver,
A Visit from Saint Tickle Us.
And the thoughtful -- Necessary Gardens
Lewis draws inspiration from many familiar wordsmiths from Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear to Shel Silverstein and Myra Cohn.

Stone's richly layered illustrations enrich without overpowering the text.

1 comment:

laurasalas said...

I'm a huge fan of Pat's, and how can you lose with his wonderful books about poems. Everybody should check this out (get it--library, check it out?). Heehee:>)

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