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POETRY SPEAKS TO CHILDREN (book and CD)

Author: Elise Paschen, ed

Illustrator: Judy Love, et al

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Publisher: Sourcebooks Media Fusion

Material: hard cover

Summary: Classic poets and modern poems fill this book with material you can share with your child, whether you are reading or listening to the poem's author recite the verse. This is a poetry book with a CD.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 5 to 10

Age of Child: Started reading with 4-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He quickly identified favorite poems, largely by the illustrations, and sometimes by the poem itself. Up to this point, although we get regular requests to share the book, we have never had a complete recitation.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a book you'll want to do in small bits … or keep playing in the background while your child goes off to a quiet activity.

Pros: The illustrations help bring images to children who may not yet have the ability to perceive the abstract from the sound of the lyric. The book has nearly 100 poems, with many on CD so parents can listen along, too.

Cons: Listening to the poets was actually rather disappointing, as many read them quite monotone … not the way parents read with their kids. And not the way to encourage kids to get excited about language or poetry.

Borrow or Buy: This could go either way. If you haven't introduced poetry before, you will want to "test drive" it. If you want a nice collection of poems for your library, this is one to have.

If You Liked This Book, Try: ALL THE POWER RESTS WITH YOU   WHISPERS FROM CHILDREN'S HEARTS   THE COW IN APPLE TIME

Educational Themes: You can use this book strictly as a means of introducing poetry, or you can take the opportunity to encourage fun with language and creative writing.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, poetry, interactive learning

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2006

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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