As a teacher, this would have been great to have when teaching poetry and creative writing. It contains twenty-nine different types of poems with simple directions on how to create a poem of that type and an example of each type of poem.
This book is incredibly well organized and makes finding the type of poem easy as the table of contents is organized by poem types instead of poem titles. There are poems from well-known writers included in the book.
The illustrations are bright, colorful, and a bit funny making poetry accessible to children. This will be a go to book for all thing poetry for me.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.
Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.