Friday, September 6, 2013


Poetry Friday is hosted today by Author Amok.

For Poetry Friday -- "Come to my party and other shape poems" written by Heidi B. Roemer and illustrated by Hideko Takahashi.

 


The sinuous curve of a flag in the breeze, the sharp angles of a bird house and the arc of an umbrella opened in the rain -- these are just a few of the shapes that Roemer's verses take as she explores the four seasons through the eyes of a child.

These poems are a delightful way to introduce very young readers and listeners to the joys of poetry.  Simple language and easy to follow rhythms will have children chanting these verses in delight.

 

Big Fat Caterpillar
Which end is his head?
Which end is his bottom?
Good grief!
A hungry robin
ALMOST GOT HIM!

 

Takahashi's illustrations complete the shapes suggested by the movement and structure of the words and add colorful depth to each page while highlighting the verses.

3 comments:

Violet N. said...

Sounds like a lovely book (and one that might be useful for my daughter who is homeschooling her first in Kindergarten this year).

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Sounds like a delightful picture book. Thanks for the recommendation, will look for it.

BJ Lee said...

I was glad to hear about this book by Heidi Roemer! She edited And the Crowd Goes Wild...in which I have a poem.

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