Friday, June 14, 2013

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Reflections on the Teche.

Poetry Friday -- "I Didn't Do It" by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest ; illustrated by Katy Schneider.

Distinct canine characters shine through these verses as MacLachlan and Charest explore the experience of sharing a home with a dog as told from the puppy point of view. 

Shhh . . .  I'm Here


Shhh . . .

I'm here,

Born in the soft overcoat quiet of someone's closet

With brothers and sisters

So like me I can't tell where I end

And they begin.


Anyone who has ever enjoyed the companionship of a dog will smile at the canine view point on "Rules" . . . no fun,  "Names" forget Rover and Rex . . . try Big Bad Bob, and "Rain" there's nothing better than a nice roll in your good wool sweater to dry off.

Schneider's bright-eyed portraits are the perfect companion to the verses.


Bridget Magee said...

Oh, I love this book - both the poetry and the amazing art. Must get this from the library again. Thanks for reminding me of this collection. =)

Mary Lee said...

My students never fail to go straight for the dog poem books!

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