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characters Ó Firefly July A Year of Very Short Poems è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A strong image Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently the thirty six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures ca. Is reviewing works of poetry essentially a ridiculous thing to attempt I m not trying to be facetious or anything I honestly want to know It took me a long time to appreciate poetry on any level but when I did I was able to come to it understanding that its closest relative in the arts world is music Music that a person enjoys is a deeply personal experience Only you can replicate the feelings and emotions that certain combinations of notes inspire By the same token poetry should be purely a one on one experience And part of the job of books of collected poems for kids is to get each child reader to find that one poem that speaks to them Maybe if they find one just one that hits home then that person will seek out other poems Maybe it ll expand their little minds lead them to modes of thought they might not have reached otherwise If the ultimate goal of children s poetry is simply to inspire in kids a love of words and wordplay then critiuing books that seek to do that is a uniuely difficult proposition I mean how can you judge something that s so subjective The best that you can do is simply determine if the poems in a collection are good put together in a logical way and worthwhile reading And in the case of Firefly July the answer to all three of those ueries is yes and yes and you betchaFour seasons yield 36 poems Selected by children s poet Paul B Janeczko Firefly July slowly introduces each time of year with gentle short verses that lure you in Each poem highlights a different element of the season whether it s a cat stalking through the daisies in the summer or winter wind tearing itself to shreds On bared wire fences A pleasing mix of canon poets Robert Frost Langston Hughes Emily Dickinson etc and canon children s poets Charlotte Zolotow J Patrick Lewis James Stevenson etc the book touches lightly on those elements that make a season memorable With illustrator Melissa Sweet s interpretations of each poem in tow this collection proves to be the kind of book of poetry no library or poetry minded household can seriously be withoutLike I said before so much of critiuing poetry is subjective So on an entirely personal level I can at least tell you that I didn t really begin to warm up to these poems no pun intended until we hit the Summer section Nothing against the Spring mind you It s there that you ll find a lot of the old standards like the William Carlos Williams poem The Red Wheelbarrow But Summer proved a lovely surprise Langston Hughes waxing elouent on Subway Rush Hour followed by Joyce Sidman s lovely A Happy Meeting which conjures up memories of the ee cummings poem in Just and then the titular Firefly July by J Patrick Lewis which really does deserve to have its name appropriated for the title of this book combine to give one a true rounded sense of the season Teachers and parents would do well to read this book to kids and then ask them what their favorite season is Mine now appears to be summer Who knewThe real advantage to this book is in the subtitle A Year of Very Short Poems Though I struggle in vain to find the right way to sell my poetry collection in months other than April I can t help but think that maybe size does matter Books containing long and lengthy poems like the delightful A Pond Full of Ink by Annie MG Schmidt will be ideal for the already indoctrinated but if you re trying to lure in the poetry shy short is the way to go Short and sweet And brother it hardly gets any sweeter than thisMelissa Sweet s art was an interesting choice as illustrator It makes sense when you think about it After all her Caldecott Honor was bestowed upon the picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams A River of Words In this book she is the sole artist interpreting these various works There are no head scratching moments No times when you feel as though she s taking advantage of her position as the illustrator She switches vantage points and views consistently as well keeping the viewer awake and interested Of all the pages my favorite Sweet was the two page spread accompanying Carl Sandburg s poem Window There panel after panel after panel show scenes from a railway car looking at the countryside Later Ted Kooser s Snow Fence contains the striking image of crows perched on a simple red fence set against the pure white drifts One might argue that Sweet takes few risks with this book but if I m going to trade in beauty for risk I figure that s a pretty fair dealAs I am a librarian and not a teacher I don t usually think up classroom applications for books when I read them Firefly July proves to be the exception to the rule Reading this book I could imagine all sort of interesting uses For example teachers might want to actually revive an old school standard and have the kids in their classroom memorize one of these poems for recitation type purposes We ve seen some books collect poems for this very specific purpose see Forget Me Nots Poems to Learn by Heart selected by Mary Ann Hoberman but in this particular case I think the uality of the selections recommend it highly There is after all no better way to learn a poem heart body and soul than to incessantly read it over and over and over againWith its pedigree in place it s little wonder that Firefly July entranced me as much as it did I don t consider myself a poetry connoisseur so it takes something special to break through to me as much as this book did I still maintain that reading poems of any sort is a personal business and that what suits the goose will never do for the gander That said for a work of introductory poems specially selected so as to calm and comfort the reluctant poetry reader Firefly July ain t a bad way to go Lulling and lovely there s something for everyone inside All you have to do is just give it a chanceFor ages 4 8 The Bloody Crown young and old that a few perfect words and pictures ca. Is reviewing works of poetry essentially a ridiculous thing to attempt I m not trying to be facetious or anything I honestly want to know It took me a long time to appreciate poetry on any level but when I did I was able to come to it understanding that its closest relative in the arts world is music Music that a person enjoys is a deeply personal experience Only Fields of Yesterday you can replicate the feelings and emotions that certain combinations of notes inspire By the same token poetry should be purely a one on one experience And part of the job of books of collected poems for kids is to get each child reader to find that one poem that speaks to them Maybe if they find one just one that hits home then that person will seek out other poems Maybe it ll expand their little minds lead them to modes of thought they might not have reached otherwise If the ultimate goal of children s poetry is simply to inspire in kids a love of words and wordplay then critiuing books that seek to do that is a uniuely difficult proposition I mean how can Evvie Drake Starts OverA Novel you judge something that s so subjective The best that Remembrance The Celtic Vampyre Saga #4 you can do is simply determine if the poems in a collection are good put together in a logical way and worthwhile reading And in the case of Firefly July the answer to all three of those ueries is In the Balance I Bring the Fire #35 yes and Would the Real Gerry Ryan Please Stand Up you betchaFour seasons How to be a Teenage Millionaire yield 36 poems Selected by children s poet Paul B Janeczko Firefly July slowly introduces each time of Crash year with gentle short verses that lure Red Fortress The Secret Heart of Russia's History you in Each poem highlights a different element of the season whether it s a cat stalking through the daisies in the summer or winter wind tearing itself to shreds On bared wire fences A pleasing mix of canon poets Robert Frost Langston Hughes Emily Dickinson etc and canon children s poets Charlotte Zolotow J Patrick Lewis James Stevenson etc the book touches lightly on those elements that make a season memorable With illustrator Melissa Sweet s interpretations of each poem in tow this collection proves to be the kind of book of poetry no library or poetry minded household can seriously be withoutLike I said before so much of critiuing poetry is subjective So on an entirely personal level I can at least tell Alien Warriors Captive Earthling you that I didn t really begin to warm up to these poems no pun intended until we hit the Summer section Nothing against the Spring mind Opening acts you It s there that My possessive bodyguard you ll find a lot of the old standards like the William Carlos Williams poem The Red Wheelbarrow But Summer proved a lovely surprise Langston Hughes waxing elouent on Subway Rush Hour followed by Joyce Sidman s lovely A Happy Meeting which conjures up memories of the ee cummings poem in Just and then the titular Firefly July by J Patrick Lewis which really does deserve to have its name appropriated for the title of this book combine to give one a true rounded sense of the season Teachers and parents would do well to read this book to kids and then ask them what their favorite season is Mine now appears to be summer Who knewThe real advantage to this book is in the subtitle A Year of Very Short Poems Though I struggle in vain to find the right way to sell my poetry collection in months other than April I can t help but think that maybe size does matter Books containing long and lengthy poems like the delightful A Pond Full of Ink by Annie MG Schmidt will be ideal for the already indoctrinated but if Gene Everlasting you re trying to lure in the poetry shy short is the way to go Short and sweet And brother it hardly gets any sweeter than thisMelissa Sweet s art was an interesting choice as illustrator It makes sense when Now You See Me you think about it After all her Caldecott Honor was bestowed upon the picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams A River of Words In this book she is the sole artist interpreting these various works There are no head scratching moments No times when The Caverns Wise Woman you feel as though she s taking advantage of her position as the illustrator She switches vantage points and views consistently as well keeping the viewer awake and interested Of all the pages my favorite Sweet was the two page spread accompanying Carl Sandburg s poem Window There panel after panel after panel show scenes from a railway car looking at the countryside Later Ted Kooser s Snow Fence contains the striking image of crows perched on a simple red fence set against the pure white drifts One might argue that Sweet takes few risks with this book but if I m going to trade in beauty for risk I figure that s a pretty fair dealAs I am a librarian and not a teacher I don t usually think up classroom applications for books when I read them Firefly July proves to be the exception to the rule Reading this book I could imagine all sort of interesting uses For example teachers might want to actually revive an old school standard and have the kids in their classroom memorize one of these poems for recitation type purposes We ve seen some books collect poems for this very specific purpose see Forget Me Nots Poems to Learn by Heart selected by Mary Ann Hoberman but in this particular case I think the uality of the selections recommend it highly There is after all no better way to learn a poem heart body and soul than to incessantly read it over and over and over againWith its pedigree in place it s little wonder that Firefly July entranced me as much as it did I don t consider myself a poetry connoisseur so it takes something special to break through to me as much as this book did I still maintain that reading poems of any sort is a personal business and that what suits the goose will never do for the gander That said for a work of introductory poems specially selected so as to calm and comfort the reluctant poetry reader Firefly July ain t a bad way to go Lulling and lovely there s something for everyone inside All Doctor, How Can I Cum? 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characters Ó Firefly July A Year of Very Short Poems è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Celebrated poet and anthologist Paul B Janeczko pairs with Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet for a collection of short poems to sample and savor It only takes a few words if they’re the right words to create. Amazing poems many commissioned for this book and Sweet s whimsical illustrations make this book a standout


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  • Hardcover
  • 48
  • Firefly July A Year of Very Short Poems
  • Paul B. Janeczko
  • English
  • 12 June 2020
  • 9780763648428