This book was written by a friend of our family, Sonny Varela. I bought this book on my own, and all of the opinions I will share are totally my own. Sonny doesn’t even know that I am reviewing this book. We just got our copy at the end of last week, and all of the kids have enjoyed it.
While we were in Lexington, we stopped by their beautiful library for a couple hours. As we were browsing the children’s books, I was excited to find a picture book by Astrid Lindgren. If her name doesn’t ring a bell, her most famous work should. She wrote Pippi Longstocking! (I have reviews of her books here and here.) Naturally, we had to drop everything to read that book, and figured we might as well do a quick video review right there in the library.
Instead of my usual Wednesday Picture Book Review today, I wanted to share with you an often overlooked genre of picture books that your kids will probably enjoy: Poetry!
My kids love poetry! I should probably qualify that statement by saying they actually enjoy the poetry we have read out loud to them and the poetry we have given them to read. They aren’t tackling Paradise Lost or The Lady Of The Lake, but they are all eager to listen when I sit down to read a book of children’s poetry. We even have a couple audio books of great children’s poetry that our kids listen to as a part of their learning. The poems are read by the authors or by actors, and it has been so fun to hear one child or another start quoting a poem in the voice of the actor only to have another sibling join in to finish. Maybe we’re just easily entertained, but I think it’s pretty fun.