Monday, November 24, 2014
Very Short Poems
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
selected by Paul B. Janeczko
illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Candlewick Press, 2014
I don't know whether I love this collection more for the poetry or for the illustrations. Either way, it's a winner.
Beginning with Spring, each of the seasons is explored through eight or nine poems from a variety of both adult and children's poets.
Each poem is a snapshot, a glimpse, a moment. They are perfect for showing children the power of just a few words to describe or evoke or illuminate.
And did I mention that the illustrations are beyond lovely? They are classic Melissa Sweet. I wish I could frame every page.
This is a collection you will want, and a fabulous gift book. Share the love.
Check out Mary Ann's review at Great Kid Books.