An elementary exploration of word play and attitude in poetry, introducing puns, stanzas, and limericks as well as poets such as Edward Lear. Includes a writing exercise.
The famously inspirational poem written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895, which first appeared in a 1910 collection of short stories and poems, is here accompanied by illustrations.
This collection of 21 poems offers perspectives on the ever-changing stages of human life, framed by the famous “Seven Stages of Man” monologue in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith Ogden Nash paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.
Acclaimed writer Jane Yolen employs 15 sonnets, accompanied by brief biographical notes, to tell of the reclusive life and literary innovations of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson.