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A small child's book of cozy poems
Szekeres, Cyndy.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 1999.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations 21 cm
A collection of short poems by such writers as Margaret Wise Brown, Langston Hughes, Jane Yolen, and Marchette Chute, all illustrated with rabbits, mice, cats, bears, and other animals.
General Note:
"Cartwheel books."
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PS586.3 .S6 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PS586.3 .S6 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PS586.3 .S6 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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To a child, joy comes in the simplest of forms. With this in mind Cyndy Szekeres offers this happy collection of verses, filled with her delightful animals. For reading and sharing together, these poems remind all families what children already know: that life is filled with wonderful things -- we just have to know where to look for them.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 1^-4. The title says it all: this is a small, sweet book of rhymes to read aloud to the very young, with gentle, domestic line-and-watercolor pictures of animals in old-fashioned dress. Most of the poems are by Marcelle Chute; there are also pieces by Margaret Wise Brown ("Song of the Bunnies"), Jack Prelutsky ("Home! You're Where It's Warm Inside"), and a few others. Far from the rambunctiousness of Mother Goose or nonsense verse, this is for the lapsitting crowd to enjoy at quiet times, from wake-up song to lullaby. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Both of these small-sized offerings contain Szekeres's familiar illustrations of sweet, smiling, wide-eyed animals. While more than half of the selections in Poems are by Marchette Chute, there are also pieces by Langston Hughes and Christina Rossetti. With familiar offerings such as Edith Rutter Leatham's "A Child's Grace" ("Thank You for the world so sweet,/Thank You for the food we eat..."), as well as less well-known blessings such as Ogden Nash's "Now Another Day Is Breaking," Prayers might be of use in religious schools. Still, with many fine anthologies of children's poetry and prayers available that feature thoughtful book design and exceptional illustrations, it is hard to see these books as anything more than slight offerings for the preschool market.-Kathleen Whalin, Greenwich Country Day School, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.