"National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated."What better way to join in the celebration for National Poetry Month than with a poetry book giveaway! I was sent two children's poetry books from Candlewick Press and they've generously offered to also give one copy away to one of my readers.
In The Wild
Author: David Elliot
Illustrator: Holly Meade
age range: 4- 7 years
Short poems all about animals- from the jungle to the arctic and in between. Your child will love hearing about all their favorite animals and looking at the fun pictures.
>>My girls really liked this book. We don't have a lot of poem books so I wasn't sure how they'd take the writing style, but the verses are short and flow nicely. Plus it's fun to act out the animal sounds and movements. Great to read during the daytime and allow kids to move around and get some of their boundless energy out.
Switching on the Moon
A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems
Collected By: Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters
Illustrator: G. Brian Karas
age range: birth to 5 years
A collection of 60 poems all about bedtime and nighttime. From traditional lullabies to contemporary poems- this book is sure to be one that'll stay in the family.
>>I love this collection of poems... so cute!! It's perfect for reading before bedtime to encourage your child to sleep peacefully and have a night of sweet dreams. The illustrations are beautiful and you'll definitely enjoy reading it to your little one while you snuggle before bed.
Both of these books are so cute and amazing, and perfect for introducing poetry to your child. Below are some pictures of my girls acting out some of the animals from the book In The Wild... which is the book you'll have a chance to win!!
Rooaarrr like a Lion!!
Jump like a Kangaroo... boing, boing, boing!!
GIVEAWAY: 1 lucky reader is going to win a copy of In The Wild to celebrate National Poetry Month with their child (and all year long)
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