Poems for the Very Young

Michael Rosen; Bob Graham

Kingfisher

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Humorously illustrated by Greenaway award-winner Bob Graham, this collection of more than 100 poems provides an excellent, accessible introduction to poetry, with contributions from many cultures. Skillfully selected by Michael Rosen to catch the ears of young listeners, this collection includes short nonsense verses such as "Today I Saw a Little Worm" and traditional schoolyard rhymes such as "Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling" and "Mary Mack," as well as works by such poets as Shel Silverstein, Eve Merriam, John Agard, Afua Cooper, and Langston Hughes.

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Children's Literature
There is no better way to celebrate and share poetry with young children than to read a well thought out anthology like this one...Although this collection was compiled with the young child in mind, it will be enjoyed by anyone, young or old, who is willing to listen, to imagine, to feel, to remember, and to enjoy!


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Michael Rosen; Bob Graham

Michael Rosen is a best-selling poet and writer for children, as well as a recognized authority on children's literature. His books include The Kingfisher Book of Children's Poetry, The Kingfisher Treasury of Funny Stories, and Walking the Bridge of Your Nose. He is also the author of the best-selling We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Bob Graham has twice won the Australian Picture Book of the Year Award, and he is the author of Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child, winner of the prestigious 2002 Kate Greenaway Award.

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Poems for the Very Young
Michael Rosen; Bob Graham

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
April 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753458167
ISBN10: 0753458160
Picture Book Poetry
10 3/5 x 9 1/10 inches, 77 pages
Age Range: 3 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$9.95

Hardcover

Hardcover
Kingfisher
April 1994
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781856979085
ISBN10: 1856979083
Picture Book Poetry
10 9/10 x 9 1/5 inches, 80 pages
Age Range: 3 to 5
Grade Range: p to k
$18.95
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