A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young by Halfdan Rasmussen

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From a team of luminaries comes this collection of truly delightful verse for the littlest listeners.

Translated from the original works of beloved Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen, this delightful collection of poems for young children will enthrall little ones with captivating rhyme, rhythm, humor, and charm. Kevin Hawkes’s enchanting, light-filled illustrations bring the text to life, making this an essential addition to any child’s library of modern classics.
 

About Halfdan Rasmussen

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Marilyn Nelson is an award-winning author and poet for adults and children. The recipient of two Newbery Honors, a Michael L. Printz Honor, and many other top accolades, she is also a former poet laureate of Connecticut. Marilyn Nelson lives in New York. Pamela Espeland has authored, co-authored, or edited more than two hundred books on a variety of subjects. She lives in Minneapolis. Halfdan Rasmussen is the late author of THE LADDER. He is highly respected in his native Denmark for both his children's verse and his adult-oriented poems on social issues and human rights. Prior to his death in 2002, he granted Marilyn Nelson express permission to produce English versions of his works. Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of the New York Times best-selling Library Lion as well as many other award-winning books for children, including WESTLANDIA; SIDEWALK CIRCUS; HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED; and ME, ALL ALONE, AT THE END OF THE WORLD. Kevin Hawkes lives in Gorham, Maine.
 
Published August 9, 2011 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ Tiptoes to snoop on, / and potties to poop on!”—to outright silliness—“The elf puts on his winter coat […] and then, before he goes, / puts on an empty ice-cream cone / to insulate his nose.” But the poet also does not shy away from more serious subjects, such as the cultivation of friendships,...

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Delivered with a nursery rhyme lilt, this collection of poems from the late Rasmussen is characterized by a whimsical and gently irreverent perspective.

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(Middle schools, high schools, small libraries, all libraries, etc.) Public Libraries and lower elementary school libraries.

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