The Book of Giving by Kay Chorao
Poems of Thanks, Praise and Celebration

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A collection of poems from such well known writers as Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes, and Margaret Wise Brown, as well as lesser known poets from other countries, captures the pleasures of being young.
 

About Kay Chorao

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Bethany Roberts has written more than fifteen picture books for children, including "The Wind's Garden" and the ever-popular stories about mice and holiday celebration, starting with "Halloween Mice!" Ms. Roberts teaches creative writing. She lives with her family in Hamden, Connecticut. Kay Chorao has written and/or illustrated more than seventy books for children, including "Grayboy "and "Pig and Crow," She and her husband live in New York City and spend their summers in Jamesport, Long Island.
 
Published November 1, 1995 by Dutton Juvenile. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Non-fiction

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Overlaid against a phantasmagoric scene of sunshine on water, two poems face each other: James Weldon Johnson's Christian ``Up from the bed of the river'' and the ``Dakota Prairie Hymn.'' Thus the collection, ``created in the hopes of encouraging children to think about giving,'' is to be both pi...

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Gentle and sweet, sentimental without being cloying, this wholesome collection of poems is by far the most varied and sophisticated of Chorao's anthologies (The Baby's Bedtime Book; The Baby's Story B

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Babyhood favorites like Jack and Jill and Little Miss Muffet inspire soft and sweet colored-pencil illustrations.

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PW called this collection of 15 illustrated nursery tales ``perfect for sharing with a little one cuddled up close.'' Ages 1-6.

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Gentle and sweet, sentimental without being cloying, this wholesome collection of poems is by far the most varied and sophisticated of Chorao's anthologies (The Baby's Bedtime Book;

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Kay Chorao brings her warm, gentle illustrations to another volume for infants in The Baby's Book of Baby Animals.

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Two reissues of Kate Chorao's nursery compendiums, The Baby's Bedtime Book and The Baby's Lap Book, pair the artist's soft spring-like watercolors with familiar rhymes.

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