Every Second Something Happens: Poems for the Mind and Senses (Hardcover)

Poems for the Mind and Senses

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

Wordsong, 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 poems--some classic, some contemporary, some from kids themselves--to 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

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 been an educational consultant for more than thirty years, and as a former classroom teacher he was selected Teacher of the Year in school districts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. He lives in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Melanie Hall has illustrated a number of books for children and is well known for her Jewish Holiday Series. She lives in Olivebridge, New York