Friday, February 17, 2012
Poetry Friday: A STICK IS AN EXCELLENT THING: POEMS CELEBRATING OUTDOOR PLAY
The new poetry book, A STICK IS AN EXCELLENT THING by Marilyn Singer (illustrated by LeUyen Pham) makes me happy. It is all about playing outside. And it is about the real play that I remember from childhood. Blowing bubbles and playing jacks. Hanging upside down on monkey bars and playing Monkey in the Middle. Every page celebrates some part of play--the timeless games that kids have played forever.
The book begins in the morning and ends at night. It celebrates all of the play that happens on a perfect summer day. Singer and Pham are two of my favorites and I love that they've paired up for this one! This is a great book for the (hopefully) upcoming spring weather. A fun book to share with children as summer draws near and one they will enjoy throughout the year!
Myra has the Poetry Friday roundup at Gathering Books today.