A Southern Child's Garden of Verses (Hardcover)

By David Davis, Herb Leonhard (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, 9781589807648, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2010

List Price: 17.99*
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"David Davis's whimsical and soothing rhymes evoke delightful visions of gentle days and fond memories of days gone by." -Glenn Dromgoole, author of Good Night Cowboy and Good Night Cowgirl

Through catchy rhymes and sweet verses, this collection of poetry delivers a simple reflection on childhood pleasures in the South. More than fifty poems capture such charming reminiscences as resting under a shady magnolia trees, slurping watermelon, and rocking on an old porch swing.

Poems titled "Cowboys Down in Texas," "Kudzu," and "Candles in the Sky" evoke the innocence of childhood while recalling the wonderful traits of the region. State by state, award-winning author David Davis introduces young readers to a Louisiana belle, a Georgia peach, and Arkansas peanuts. Herb Leonhard's lovely illustrations depict the dulcet sights, sounds, and memories of the South.