94. Favorite Poems of Childhood

Favorite Poems of Childhood edited by Philip Smith

Pages: 84
Finished: May 22, 2008
First Published: 1992
Genre: poetry
Rating: 2.5/5

Reason for Reading: read aloud to the 7yo. We always have a book of poetry on the go.

First sentence:

From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.



Comments: Collection of poetry that will appeal to children from short 4 line verses to longer story poems of several pages. This is a "Dover Thrift" book and does not have any illustrations to speak of there are 4 b/w line drawings with no appeal to them at all. This definately dampened our enjoyment of the poetry. As far as the poems go there were some favourites such as "The Raggedy Man", "The Peppery Man", "There Were Two Ghostess" and "The Quangle Wangle's Hat" and others , but there were far too many poems that marveled at the wonders of nature which bored the 7yo to tears. Not our favourite book of poems.

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