Favorite Poetry Read Alouds
Kids LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Wade Zahares' thrilling anthology BIG, BAD AND A LITTLE BIT SCARY: POEMS THAT BITE BACK!
This collection of 15 eerily illustrated poems features vipers and vultures to panthers and eels. Poets include: John Gardner, Eve Merriam, Maxine Kumin, Ogden Nash, Russell Hoban, Lord Alfred Douglas, Mary Ann Hoberman, Hilaire Belloc, Robert Oliver, Karla Kuskin, Valerie Worth, Dick King-Smith, John Gardner, D. H. Lawrence, and William Jay Smith.
How can children not fall in love with poetry when they are read STRIPPERS while staring at a double-page full-bleed Zahares illustration of toothy piranhas, close-up and looking like they are coming to get you.
If you fall into a river that's full of Piranha,
They'll strip off your flesh like you'd skin a banana.
There's no time for screaming, there's no time for groans.
In forty-five seconds you're nothing but bones.
Today's Poetry Friday Roundup is over at Brimstone Soup!