Entries Tagged as 'Poetry'

Tugg and Teeny

May 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY After falling in love with J. Patrick Lewis’ Swan Song, I was certain I would like his early reader Tugg and Teeny, published last year. It’s a sweet, short book of 1,100 words that focuses on the friendship between Tugg, a gorilla, and Teeny, a monkey. Entitled “The Strange Stick,” “What’s […]

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Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart

April 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM We’ve been really enjoying our review copy of Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart. Full of lovely illustrations by Michael Emberly, the poems are organized into eleven categories and are all selected by former Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman with a mind towards memorization. My 3-1/2 year old daughter and I […]

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Emily and Carlo

February 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Once upon a time, Newfoundlands were a very popular canine companion to keep, or so it seems. Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most beloved poets, joined the ranks of Newfoundland lovers when she was bestowed a little pup in her lonely youth by her father. The Emily Dickinson Museum believes […]

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Swan Song

June 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I can’t imagine a more ambitious project than creating a book of children’s poems and illustrations to pay tribute to species of animals now extinct — and yet, J. Patrick Lewis and Christopher Wormell have accomplished just that in Swan Song. Without speaking down to the reader or resorting to sing-songy […]

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