Poems for the Very Young by BOB GRAHAM (ILLUSTRATOR) MICHAEL ROSEN (EDITOR)

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This collection of more than 100 poems provides an excellent, accessible introduction to poetry, with contributions from many cultures.

 

About BOB GRAHAM (ILLUSTRATOR) MICHAEL ROSEN (EDITOR)

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Michael Rosen started writing as a teenager, when his mother needed some poems for Radio programs she was making. While at college, he wrote a play which was staged at the Royal Court theatre in London. Rosen's first book was published in 1974, and he is one of Britain's leading children's poets. Michael Rosen launched the National Year of Literacy project, which encouraged children to help produce an Anthology to be used during the Literacy Hour in primary schools. Children ages 4-11 were invited to submit poems and illustrations featuring their favorite tree. Rosen also led the final judging sessions to decide which submissions would be included. Author and illustrator, Bob Graham was born in 1942 in Sydney, Australia. He attended Julian Ashton Art School where he studied drawing and painting. His first picture book Pete and Roland was published in 1981. He has written and illustrated over 25 books including "Crusher Is Coming," "Jethro Byrd," "Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten" and "The Adventures of Charlotte and Henry." His works have earned him numerous awards and recognition. He has won the Children's Book Council of Australia award four times, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Human Rights Award, the Smarties Book Prize and the UNICEF Bologna Illustrator of the Year award.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by KINGFISHER BOOKS LTD. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Rosen's ( We're Going on a Bear Hunt ) effervescent anthology opens with rhymes about waking up and getting dressed, and closes with bedtime verses featuring the moon and stars (these last accompanied

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This anthology of light-hearted poems, riddles, tongue-twisters, parodies and puns contains enough silliness to last through dozens of readings, said PW.

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another reasons that since ``the plural of that is those,'' is ``the plural of rat then rose?'' Cheese's quirky watercolors with their mustached men and frizzle-haired girls vary considerably in complexity and design, but are energetic and cheerfully action-filled.

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A multitude of poems explore universal experiences such as Eleanor Farjeon's "Waking Up" as well as an urban child's experience on "The Underground Train" by Jayne Spooner;

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Rosen's ( We're Going on a Bear Hunt ) effervescent anthology opens with rhymes about waking up and getting dressed, and closes with bedtime verses featuring the moon and stars (these last accompanied by an illustrations of a sleepy family and its dog, all cozily tucked into one bed).

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PW praised the entries in this "effervescent" anthology as "ideal choices for reading aloud."

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