This exuberant celebration of poetry is an essential book for every young one’s library and a gorgeous gift to be both shared and treasured.
Sit back and savor a superb collection of more than sixty poems by a wide range of talented writers, from Margaret Wise Brown to Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes to A. A. Milne. Greeting the morning, enjoying the adventures of the day, cuddling up to a cozy bedtime — these are poems that highlight the moments of a toddler’s world from dawn to dusk. Carefully gathered by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters and delightfully illustrated by Polly Dunbar, Here's a Little Poem
offers a comprehensive introduction to some remarkable poets, even as it captures a very young child’s intense delight in the experiences and rituals of every new day.
February 13, 2007
Preschool - 3
is the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award in recognition of the more than 400 books she has written for children and young adults, including the Caldecott Medal winner Owl Moon
and the New York Times
bestseller How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
With Candlewick Press, she is the editor of three collections of poems for children: Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems
; Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry
; and This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes
. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Scotland.Andrew Fusek Peters
is a poet and anthologist whose work has appeared in collections for children and teens. He has also written many books. Andrew Fusek Peters lives in Shropshire, England.Polly Dunbar
is the author and illustrator of Dog Blue
and Flyaway Katie
, as well as the illustrator of Shoe Baby
, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Polly Dunbar lives in Brighton, England.
A high-spirited, engaging introduction to poetry.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
With lots of hugs and kisses, as well as messy nonsense and uproarious action, this big spacious anthology of more than 60 poems is a wonderful first book to read with babies and toddlers over and over again.
—Booklist (starred review)
The poetry is witty, intelligent, and well crafted…a great way to introduce the youngest listeners to the genre.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Featured/recommended on Oprah's 2012 Kids Reading List