Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2012 Poetry
Ages: 3 & Up
Author: Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrator: Michael Emberley
ISBN: 978-0-316-12947-3
Hardcover Price: $17.99

The poems in this well-rounded children's collection are chosen as "poems to learn by heart," but they make for excellent read-alouds or silent reading as well. Editor Mary Ann Hoberman, a former Children's Poet Laureate, groups modern and classic poetry into categories such as Delicious Dishes, Beautiful Beasts, and Happiness Is. There are poems for many moods and in many styles; some of them are from the genre of children's poetry, while others are poems that appeal to children and adults alike. Each page is cheerfully illustrated by Michael Emberley in watercolors, pencil, and pastels. This is a great addition to a home or classroom library.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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