April 25, 2016
Poetry to discover
Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry
edited by X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy Kennedy
The variety of poems showcased in this collection is excellent for introducing children to the wonders of poetry. Organized into four sections - what do poems do, what's inside a poem, special kinds of poetry, and do it yourself - it offers comments, insights, and ideas to look for in the poems that are presented. Each section is further organized into subsections such as poems that tell stories or share feelings, images or word play, limericks, songs, and haiku, and how to encourage a liking for poetry.
A pleasure to read and enjoy.