On poetry for children

I just found out, in looking for poetry books online, that one author that we love–Mary Ann Hoberman–was the U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. i didn’t even know there was a children’s poet laureate!

Now I do. (I love learning something new everyday!)

They select one every two years.

I’m so glad.

Poetry is important.

Children need good poetry.

Maybe someday I can write a poem for children.

Tee hee. I’ll give it a try.

But not today.

Today I want to recommend Mary Ann Hoberman’s book Seven Silly Eaters again simply because it is so fun, and because I was thinking of what great children’ poetry book I could recommend.

Last night I recommended Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne, which is from my childhood and so well-loved that the binding is falling apart.

There are so many delightful poems for children! And that’s for another day.

Ciao, bella!

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