Friday, February 12, 2010

A Whiff of...Suprisingly Good Children's Nature Poetry

Like the existence of good and bad touches, there exists both good and bad (terrible, nauseating, painful) rhyming poetry.

A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk by Deborah Ruddell is the good variety of rhyming poetry. The rhymes make you want to repeat the poems out loud, not only for the humor surrounding the anthropomorphization of woodland creatures, but for the delight in the rhythm of the language. A fun collection of poems with some good examples for the introduction of common poetic devices.

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