Poetry Friday is hosted today by Buffy's Blog.
For Poetry Friday: Doggy slippers: poems by Jorge Lujan (with the contribution of Latin American children), translated by Elisa Amado with pictures by Isol.
Fish, lizards, birds, cats, dogs or something more exotic -- Children love pets. Lujan with the help of translator Amado make the most of that bond with this collection of 12 poems drawn from the lives of his young readers.
Lujan built this collection of free verse poems on the suggestions he invited children to share. A bunny offers her young owner sympathy. A dog named Littlekins is too large for his name. A boy and his monkey, a turtle, a marmot, a parakeet, and a hamster and more - each has a story to offer up in the words of their youthful pals.
Perfect for pet lovers everywhere.