Yesterday, I had the good fortune to get to sit around with Colby and listen to third graders read her some dog poems. Time well-spent...
I love reading poems with Fran and Claude. Claudia is really into nursery rhymes and I absolutely love it. I just checked out Here's a Little Poem for Claudia; it's fabulous selection of poems with joyful, expressive illustrations. I think she'll love this one:
|From "Here's a Little Poem"...a little Gertrude Stein for the Claude...|
I can't believe I haven't published Fran's famous Fog Poem yet on the blog. I recited Sandburg's fog poem with the little cat feet and silent haunches while driving him to school one foggy morning, and Fran had a different image in his version, which he barked at me from the back of the mini-van:
He's not always a prolific poet-- legos and basement sports do keep him so busy-- but he has some really good ones.