These 5 poetry or entire books in verse will entertain and enhance your kids’ happiness.
1. Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.
If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er,
A magic bean buyer …
You’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings is awesome!
2. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson’s timeless verses bear witness to a happy childhood and create a treasure garden for every child to explore. A Child’s Garden of Verses contains all the joys and sorrows, fears and fantasies of an imaginative solitary child.
3. Monster Poems for Monstrous Kids by Melinda Kinsman
Monster Poems for Monstrous Kids contains poems about all sorts of different monsters… which can live under your kids’ beds!! What is it like to have seven monsters living under your bed? Why are monsters scary anyway?
4. Star of Wonder by Paige W. Pendleton
Perfect for children learning the joys of reading. The story is based on a real-life in the idyllic Aldermere Farm in which a a Belted Galloway calf with a unique birthmark: a Star of Wonder is born on the Christmas Eve.
5. When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3) by A.A. Milne
These verses are full of bubbling nonsense and rhythm. This amazing book is for very small children and for their elders who get a surreptitious joy from what is meant for their little ones.
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