Every Second Something Happens

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Every Second Something Happens

Poems for the Mind and Senses

By Melanie Hall (Illustrator); Christine San Jose (Selected by); Bill Johnson (Selected by)

Wordsong, Hardcover, 9781590786222, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

Poems that tickle all of a young reader's senses. Children create order in their world by relying on their five senses and their experiences. In this engaging anthology, young readers are inspired to use those senses and experiences to discover the myriad delights of poetry. Educators Christine San Jose and Bill Johnson have selected more than sixty poemssome classic, some contemporary, some from kids themselvesto amuse young readers and spark their imaginations. These poems tell stories, create unusual sounds, and paint delightful pictures to appeal to children's sense of wonder. A note to parents on how to use the book is included.

About the Author
Melanie Hall has illustrated more than twelve children's books, including In Our Image: God's First Creatures.

Christine San Jose is a former senior editor of Highlights for Children and she served as language arts editor for Zaner-Bloser, Inc. She has done consulting work in language arts in England, Peru, Israel, and the United States. She is a storyteller of considerable talent and finds that a great help in her writing. She lives in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Bill Johnson has taught Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration for 21 years in various technical colleges and factory schools. A graduate of Southern Technical Institute, a branch of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, he has also served as a Service Manager for a major manufacturer for 6 years. Mr. Johnson owned his own HVAC&R business for about 10 years and has been a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air Conditioning Engineers. His authoring credits include 3 major textbooks on the market today, as well as their ancillary materials.