This new poetry book jumped out at me this week. I think it was the title...or the cover art. I can't decide. The book certainly makes a good first impression!
The poems are about normal kid stuff: toes, summer, bubble gum, homework, and stars. Viorst's poems make me laugh a lot like the poems of Shel Silverstein make me laugh. I also really enjoy the way she makes things rhyme. Here's a verse from her poem "Such a Lovely Girl".
Each night I go to bed and pray
That Anna May will move away
To someplace far--perhaps the Isle of Man. It
Could be New Zealand, Paraguay,
Nepal, the Gobi Desert. Hey,
It even--yay!--could be a whole new planet!
As the title suggests, this book is perfect for when a person needs a poem
When do you need a poem?