Monday, April 4, 2011

100 Great Poems for Boys

Edited by: Leslie Pockell
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780446563826

Book Description:
Reading any great poem for the first time is always a thrilling discovery, even if it's only four lines long, and this collection brings together some of the best ever to read, memorize, or recite. Boys of all ages will enjoy reading poems catered specifically to them, whether it means discovering great heroes and dangerous animals, or simply laughing at pure nonsense and hilarious rhymes. The book is divided into seven sections: Animals, Fun to Read Aloud, Battlefields and Heroes, Things to Think About, Limericks, Tongue Twisters, Just for Laughs.

100 BEST POEMS FOR BOYS is a perfect introduction for those encountering poetry for the first time, but readers who grew up with poems will also cherish this treasury of classics.

My thoughts:
I am very excited about this book. Leslie Pockell has compiled 100 of the most loved poems of childhood into one volume. I found in it poems about nature and life; poems that made me laugh; poems that inspire me; and poems to read aloud. This is a good poetry beginning for any young person, especially boys. If you are thinking of giving a gift, this is one that can make a difference in a child's life. I highly recommend it.

(thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)

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