An ideal gift for children who love animals, this picture book is a celebration of Poem in your Pocket Day and a charmingly illustrated collection of playful poems about 19 different creatures. Fascinating information about the animals (yes, sea otters have pockets!) tucked into short, lively poems and bright, bold artwork make this collection perfect for National Poetry Month--or any day of the year. In honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, a child imagines the poems animals might carry in their pockets, if they had pockets. What would a hummingbird write? A fox? A sea otter? These poems capture the essences of animals furry, feathery and finny, exploring what makes each unique. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird sings with its wings, Red Fox's poem is a fiery tail flashing in the dark, and Sea Otter's poem is its secret pocket. Which poem will capture the heart of the child narrator? A poem about loving animals, of course!
Author: Amy Ludwig Vanderwater Publisher: Wordsong Published: 03/01/2022 Pages: 32 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.00lbs Size: 11.10h x 9.30w x 0.40d ISBN: 9781635923865 Audience: Ages 4-8
Review Citation(s): Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 38
About the Author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is the author of DREAMING OF YOU (Boyds Mills Press, 2018), and WITH MY HANDS (Clarion, 2018). Her poems appear in many anthologies. She is also co-author, with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons, of the second-grade book POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES.
Emma J. Virján is the author-illustrator of the Pig in a Wig Book series, including WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A PIG IN A WIG and WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A HUSH AND A SHUSH. Illustrator site: emmavirjan.com