Saturday, May 5, 2012

poems galore

NASTY BUGS (Dial 2012) is the latest anthology of poems selected by the incredible Lee Bennett Hopkins. Will Terry's luminous illustrations bring to life odes to all manner of bugs: stinkbugs, termites,lice, cockroaches, and others. Marilyn Singer, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and Doug Florian are just some of the poets whose work captures perfectly the creepy crawlies readers will feel as they read the poems.

Marilyn Singer brings us poems for dogs in EVERY DAY'S A DOG'S DAY: A YEAR IN POEMS illustrated by Miki Sakamoto (Dial 2012). Come and celebrate the holidays from winter's first snowfall to St. Patrick's Day to Christmas with the lovable pooches who are at the center of this book. <236>

BUG OFF CREEPY, CRAWLY POEMS by Jane Yolen with photographic illustrations by Jason Stemple (Wordsong 2012) contain tributes to butterflies, bees, flies, and more. Short poems, perfect for memorizing and reciting aloud play with language perfectly. <237>

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