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Beautiful illustrations. Great picks of Lear’s works for this book. Some we hadn’t been introduced too. I simply love his Sea in a Sieve poem.
I found this book exciting! I am honestly surprised by how much of a great job this kind of poetry book does while trying to present poetry to children. Not only does this book have creative poetry but it also has amazing illustrations. However, the most amazing thing about the "Poetry for Young People" books is that they also provide short definitions of words that children may not know right on the page where the word is located. I think these books are being made in order to assure children l...
This book offers a collection of twenty poems by Edward Lear. Of course, it includes the classic verse, 'The Owl and the Pussycat,' along with many of his seemingly nonsensical poems. I really enjoyed reading the introduction, which includes several pages of biographical information and influences on his writing. Overall, it's a fun, fast read and I really enjoyed the poems and the quirky illustrations.interesting quote:"The characters in his poems - botht the human ones and the made-up animals
Too much for curmudgeonly me, but I imagine many families would enjoy this as a read-aloud. I did appreciate the biography. I did not know Lear made a living by painting.
Five stars for this great series. Love the format, illustrations, and smattering of famous poems. Three stars for the poems. After reading Lear and Jack Prelutsky, I've realized that I'm just not a fan of nonsense poems. I'm reading Lewis Carroll poems right now and I actually quite enjoy those. They are silly but also clever. They have slightly sarcastic, biting humor that just tickles me. Prelutsky and Lear write ridiculous nonsense that doesn't make sense, but is supposed to be fun and humoro...
Summary: collection of funny poems by 19th century England's poet Edward Lear, including "The Owl and the Pussy-cat"Book Level: Lexile 230 L, ATOS 2.5Mentor text trait: poems are written in both prose and rhyme and express short fantasy stories. Word choice is funny and made up.Recommendation: writing lesson on poetry, using unique words, rhymes that don't necessarily make sense but add character.
The poetry gets five stars, but the introduction only two. More straightwashing (a problem with this entire series.) No, Edward Lear didn't ask only one woman his entire life to marry him (and one who was 46 years younger than he and who said no, twice) because he was "so shy." He was, as my mother-in-law says, "gay as the day is long." Telling kids that some people in the world are gay isn't going to warp them, and it's not developmentally inappropriate. It would probably save lives.
This is a great overview of Edward Lear’s fun poetry. Hailey and I both enjoyed it. Lear is a great example of how poems do not have to be self-serious and epic - they can be fun to read and enjoyable for the reader. My favorite from this collection is Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Sparrow.
Poetry 2001I loved the color in this book and the different topics of poems. I would have this book in my library for students interested in poetry.
Very funny and weird!
This was a fun read with the kids. Lots of nonsense.
Edward Lear's zany poems and limericks came highly recommended to me. Maybe it's just not my thing? I wasn't a huge fan of this book of poems. They are weird and filled with fun rhymes and crazy, made-up words (usually my thing), but there is so much that just doesn't make any sense at all. Perhaps it's the language barrier--these do contain a lot of English (as in the UK) words and colloquialisms. The good parts are the short intro/explanation before (most) of the poems. This really helped give...
Edward Lear is a very creative writer in his children's poetry. This book was, full of the craziest made up words that you can think of. It is great for keeping children's attention though because they will be amused by the words they hear and read in this book. Also, the illustrations in this book are very cartoonish and eye catching. I would suggest this book as something to read to your children. Children would enjoy being able to look at the creative pictures while being read the ridiculous
A fun collection of poems and illustrations written by Edward Lear and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. Each poem has a synopsis describing the main idea or explaining a unknown word. I think this book would be great for independent reading because it does have the synopsis and definitions. It could also be easily used to teach poem concepts such as rhyming.
Good childrens book includes plenty of easy to read kids poems. Interesting themes. An example of this the the very first poem, the owl and the pussy cat. it shows two should be enemies who sacrifice to be together.
Call me picky, but when someone falls in love with a girl with green hair, she should not have red hair in the illustration next to the poem!!! I had several other issues with the illustrations being off. I really enjoyed the poems though!
There was an old man with a beard, who said,'It is just as i feared!.Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren, have all built their nests in my beared!"Edward Lear like reading to children and doing poems for them.
I read this with the help of my six year old, assisted with the occasional silly voice. The illustrations were fun, and the poems were entertaining.
A real 'whale' of a tale.
A real “whale” of a tale.
I love the rhyming in this book. I love the way everything is colored and drawn out.
a good selection of poems and information about the poems explaining them to childreni love the way this series presents the poems with beautiful pictures and explianations
The poetry itself is fun but I really don't care for the illustrations. I gave the book away.
Good, Very imaginative, A happy book.