Today is Friday, PoetryFriday! (Poetry Friday links are below)
Today, among the three or four mighty fine books I’ll have time to read in school as a BookPALS volunteer to five classes, I’ll share this favorite:
WHEN LUCY GOES OUT WALKING.
This is a fun calendar book from Ashley Wolff. I am lucky to have met both Ms. Wolff & also, her sweet Lucy of times ago, who was the real model for many an Ashley Wolff book. Each month brings us the pup, Lucy, in her first year of life.
The children I read to are keen to see how tiny Lucy is pictured in January, compared to how big she has grown, romping in December’s snowy poem. Much as they will shoot up there, in 2014, eh?
My favorite poem is August, for a finicky feline reason:
“When Lucy goes out walking
In August’s muggy heat,
The neighbor cats all scatter
Up and down the street.
To and fro
Where’d they go?
In August’s mugggy heat.”
The art for this poem include orange kitties. So of course I am sure they are our Ginger cat.
If you would like to dwell more in poetry for children, please take time today or this weekend to visit:
Poetry Friday – today hosted by Donna at Mainely Write.
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