The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry
By Jr Martin, Bill (Editor); Jr Martin, Bill; Jr Martin, Bill (Illustrator); Michael Sampson; Eric Carle (Foreword by); Steven Kellogg (Afterword by)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416939719, 176pp.)
Publication Date: November 4, 2008
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The definitive anthology of children's poetry, collected by a beloved author
Years in the making, this full-color treasury contains nearly two hundred poems, all of them handpicked by Bill Martin Jr. Traditional children's poems are presented alongside contemporary pieces, and the collection is capped off with tributes by Eric Carle and Steven Kellogg, two of Bill Martin Jr's best-known collaborators. This essential compilation also features original illustrations by award-winning artists, including Ashley Bryan, Lois Ehlert, Steven Kellogg, Chris Raschka, Dan Yaccarino, Nancy Tafuri, and Derek Anderson. This beautiful anthology is sure to become a classic.
Bill Martin Jr (1916-2004) has been called “America’s favorite children’s author.” He wrote more than 300 books for children, including the classic texts Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, illustrated by Eric Carle, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert.