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Here's A Little Poem: A Very First Book Of Poetry

This exuberant celebration of poetry is an essential book for every young one’s library and a gorgeous gift to be both shared and treasured.Sit back and savor a superb collection of more than sixty poems by a wide range of talented writers, from Margaret Wise Brown to Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes to A. A. Milne. Greeting the morning, enjoying the adventures of the day, cuddling up to a cozy bedtime — these are poems that highlight the moments of a toddler’s world from dawn to dusk. Carefully gathered by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters and delightfully illustrated by Polly Dunbar, HERE'S A LITTLE POEM offers a comprehensive introduction to some remarkable poets, even as it captures a very young child’s intense delight in the experiences and rituals of every new day.

Hardcover: 112 pages

Publisher: Candlewick; 1St Edition edition (February 13, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0763631418

ISBN-13: 978-0763631413

Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.6 x 11.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Age Range: 2 and up

Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12

This book was a gift to us. The first poetry book we've ever had. My 3-year old absolutely loves it. She can sit still and listen to it longer than any other book and she often remembers the poems and tries to say them back to me during the day. It really sticks with her. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and charming and totally add to the experience. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with kids of any age - it makes a great gift. I'm certainly glad we received it. I'm going to get it for all my mom-friends.

After reading a great review in the Detroit Free Press, I decided to purchase "Here's a Little Poem" as a gift for my nephew's newborn. When I received the book and read through it, I was reluctant to give it away so I ordered three more - one for me to treasure and two to have on hand for gifts.The poems are written by various authors but have one common element - they are all short, most being 2 or 3 verses, and every one makes me smile.There are some classic authors included (Robert Louis Stevenson and Margaret Wise Brown) but most I was not familiar with.And ah, the illustrations! They are colorful, whimsical and joyous.I believe that all children will love this collection. It is a perfect introduction to poetry and may well become a child's favorite book.

I bought the book for my four-year-old great-granddaughter. The poem choices are charming and the illustrations are delightful. I showed "Here's a Little Poem" to neighbors in the senior complex where I live and sold four more copies. Two of the buyers are retired primary teachers; one is a retired librarian; I am a retired Professor of English. We all agree that this is the perfect introduction to poetry for little people.

A wonderful, easy intro to children's poetry that will have parents enjoying it also. Great illustrations, too.

I gave my 2, almost 3 year old this book for Christmas. She was verytaken with it from the start, and she declined to open more presents.She said "No, I'm reading." We then read it before her nap, and sheloved it. Older children will like it too. She is taking the partsshe understands right now and the lovely illustrations. I know she willtreasure it for many years to come.Here's A Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry

Bought it for my girls when they were four.They *love* it. They have memorized several of the poems on their own and sometimes recite them spontaneously! To me, this is evidence that Jane Yolen has done a good job of collecting poems that resonate with little ones and inspire them to appreciate the magic of words. And I really enjoy reading it to them!

This is my favorite children's poetry book! I give it as gifts to new parents. I wish it came in a big board book version so I could read it to my 10 month old. They are short, so I can read one poem quickly sometimes before he wants to get interactive with the book, but I sure wish I could read more!

I bought this book for my 3 and 5 year old and they both really love it. All of the poems are about different aspects of life, including 'hating greens' and loving apple pie and how grandma may be too tired to give you a piggy back ride and they just thought this book was hilarious. They love the rhyming and the pictures are great, too. It's a fun way to get them interested in rhyming and thinking about making their own poems. We read a lot to our kids and I highly recommend this book as a great way to introduce them to different types of poems.

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