Friday, November 07, 2008
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry
A great new poetry anthology by Bill Martin is out. It is called THE BILL MARTIN JR. BIG BOOK OF POETRY. And it includes a forward by Eric Carle. It is a great anthology including almost 200 great poems for kids. The poems are divided into categories such as Animals, World of Nature, People and Places, Around the Year, School Time, Mother Goose and more. You will see many of your favorite poets in the collection such as Aileen Fisher, Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, and Jack Prelutsky. The illustrations are done by some of your favorite children's illustrators including Lois Ehlert, Steven Kellogg, Chris Raschka and Ashley Bryan. This is more than a collection of poetry--it is a true celebration of some of the best poets and illustrators for children over the years.
This is a big book--almost 200 pages and bit heavy to carry around. It is FILLED with the best of poetry for kids of all ages. I didn't even hesitate when I picked this one up to buy. I think kids will love it and I think it is organized in a way that teachers can use it easily to find poems that they want to share with students. (It would probably make a great baby gift too!)
The round up this week is at Check It Out.