I’ve resolved to share more poetry with my girls this month, so we picked up the Random House Book of Poetry for Children at the library last week (I noticed it in the sidebar at Crafty Crow). We’ve been enjoying opening it to a random page and reading a few selections. So far M’s favorite has been “Summer” by Frank Asch which you can read here (third poem down).
While visiting my parents this week, I found one of my favorite childhood poetry collections, My Poetry Book, poems selected by June Pierce (a Romper Room Book). Unfortunately, it’s out of print, but it is available at our library, and I did see a few reasonably priced copies.
The first poem was my favorite, “Eletelephony” by Laura Richards.
Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant-
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone-
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
You can read the rest here.
M and C both loved listening to this collection poems and M made up several poems of her own afterwards.
Today’s Poetry Friday Round Up is at Becky’s Book Reviews.