Poetry Speaks To Children (book And Cd) (a Poetry Speaks Experience)Rating
- Number of Pages: 112
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
In the tradition of Poetry Speaks, the anthology named a Very best Book of 2002 by School Library Journal, and praised by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as"a volume to delight longtime lovers of poetry and to spark new love for poetry, especially amongst the young,"Sourcebooks Media Fusion is proud to introduce the joy of the written and spoken word in Poetry Speaks to Children. kids won't be the only ones hooked!"Turn the page and tune in. ). Listen to James Berry, who quells a little girl's anxieties about her color by celebrating the marriage of"night and light,"emphasizing how all colors are crucial in nature, in"Okay, Brown Girl, Okay. Her clever solutions to troubles (" She turned the witch into milk and drank her ") will preserve even the most reluctant readers interested. Poetry Speaks to Children cracks by way of that barrier by packaging the best poems by the best authors together with a CD-making the engrossing and often mischievous verses come alive inside the voices of many from the creators. Until now, there hasn't been a collection of poems and poets that spoke straight to that elusive audience. Parents, educators, librarians, and poetry enthusiasts have wondered for years how to get kids really enthusiastic about poetry. More than 90 poems, for kids ages six and up, celebrate the written word and feature a star-studded lineup of beloved poets, including: Roald Dahl; J. R. R. Tolkien; Robert Frost; Gwendolyn Brooks; Ogden Nash; John Ciardi; Langston Hughes; Sonia Sanchez; Seamus Heaney; Canada's best-loved children's poet, Dennis Lee; Rita Dove; Billy Collins; Nikki Giovanni and X. J. Kennedy. Follow Ogden Nash as he tells using the brave tiny Isabel, who"didn't worry, didn't scream or scurry"when confronted with a ravenous bear, a one-eyed giant or perhaps a troublesome doctor. Poetry Speaks to Children reaches into the world of poetry and pulls out the components children love: rhyme, rhythm, fun and, each and every once in a while, a tiny mischief. On the accompanying CD, 50 with the poems are brought to life--most read by the poets themselves--allow the reader to hear the words considering that the poets intended. Hear Gwendolyn Brooks growl her rhyming verse poem"The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, or, What You Are You Are"with verve and inflection-relaying the story in the striped cat who"rushed for the jungle fair for something fine to wear,"much to the hoots of his jungle peers. Amid jeers, sneers and sighs, the tiger ultimately learns to be comfortable in his personal striped skin (or fur as it were!
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