Poems to Learn by Heart
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316129473, 143pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
"From the creators of the bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series comes this new collection of poems especially suitable for learning by heart and saying aloud. With personal introductions by former Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman -- as well as her own time-tested tips and tools for memorization and recitation -- and vivid illustrations by Michael Emberley featuring his trademark wit and lively characters, "Forget-Me-Nots "includes more than 120 works from both classic and contemporary poets, from childhood favorites to lesser-known treasures.
This anthology will inspire a love of learning poetry.
Michael Emberley is the creator of the highly acclaimed picture books "Ruby "and its sequel, "Ruby and the Sniffs"; "Welcome Back Sun"; "Dinosaurs!"; and "Mail Harry to the Moon!" Having grown up in a family of writers and artists, he is an avid reader and comic book fan. A native of New England, Mr. Emberley now lives in Ireland.
* "A multidimensional and thoughtful cross section of verse with keepers on nearly every page."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "A treasure trove of the familiar and the fresh...A wonderful gift book for poetry lovers, but even children who have never considered learning a poem by heart will find much to love here."
-The Horn Book, starred review
* "A readaloud treasury or readalone delight...[and] an ideal spur for memorization and recitation in any setting....Emberley's art is an unassuming wonder, a playful masterclass in using the page to support and extend the verse visuals."
-The Bulletin, starred review
"[A] joyous collection."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Emberley's appealing illustrations brighten every page of this large-format book. A handsome anthology of poems that children can learn by heart."
"A wonderful addition to any collection."
-School Library Journal