Monday, April 4, 2011

100 Great Poems for Girls

Edited by: Celia Johnson
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446563846

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. Girls of all ages will enjoy reading poems catered specifically to them, whether it means envisioning adventures with princesses and witches, or laughing at the antics of mischievous little girls. The book is divided into eight sections: Nature, Imagination, Love & Friendship, Inspiration, Animals, Nursery Rhymes, Limericks & Tongue Twisters, and Fun & Nonsense.

100 GREAT POEMS FOR GIRLS 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. Ms. Johnson 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 and poems that inspire me. This is a good poetry beginning for any young person, especially girls. 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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