We love this book of poems. I originally got it from the library. But the children loved it so much and were so engaged with the poems that I bought a used copy from Amazon. We have tried a few other books since going throught this one several times. But the children always end up requesting a favorite poem from this book.
It is broken up into catagories that include:
World of Nature
Around the Year
People and Places
Me and My Feelings
Family and Home
Food for Me
And ends with good old Mother Goose.
It contains poems by authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Dickenson, Robert Frost, Margaret Wise Brown and many others. Each poem is delightfully illustrated and offers the child beautiful vocabulary. This book will defiantly be part of our poetry reading for a while. We usually read poetry during snack time, and when reading the poems from this book, I have to stop before they want me to.