April is National Poetry Month!
To help you get in the mood, I highly recommend More Pocket Poems, selected by Bobbi Katz and illustrated by Deborah Zemke. This collection of short poems (most are no longer than 8 lines) is sure to delight anyone who has a pocket. My favorite is the “August Ice Cream Cone Poem” by Paul B. Janeczko (p. 11) – like its subject, it’s short and sweet!
More Pocket Poems, by Bobbi Katz, Dutton Children’s Books (Penguin Young Readers Group) $17.99
I also enjoy tongue twisters, and Jon Agee’s Orangutan Tongs is guaranteed to “tangle your tongue.” These poems are not difficult if read slowly, but they sure are tricky! Agee’s illustrations simply add to the book’s appeal.
Orangutan Tongs, Poems to Tangle Your Tongue, by Jon Agee, Disney Hyperion Books, $16.99