Poetry Friday is hosted today by A Teaching Life.
Dunbar has illustrated 61 small poems in this child-friendly introduction to the joys of poetry. Verses, in a variety of forms, highlight a youngster's experiences (from laughing delight to tantrums) and activities (from getting dressed in the morning to going to bed). You'll find many familiar names here: Rosemary Wells, Margaret Wise Brown, and Jack Prelutsky, as well as some that may surprise you: Langston Hughes and Gertrude Stein. The illustrations are lively, colorful, and sure to delight.