The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry

The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry

By Bill Martin, Jr. (Editor); Michael Sampson; Steven Kellogg (Afterword by)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416939719, 175pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2008

Description
"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.


About the Author
BILL MARTIN JR and ERIC CARLE are the team behind the ever-popular "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"; "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?"; "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?"; and, most recently, "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?


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TERESA MLAWER is a widely respected translator and the president of Lectorum Publications, the largest U.S. distributor of children's books in Spanish.



Michael Sampson is a "New York Times "bestselling author of twenty-two books for young children, including "Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 "and "The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry". He and Bill Martin Jr wrote many popular books together, including "Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? "and "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? "Michael Sampson lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.