Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman

"To all of you who crawl and creep,
who buzz and chirp and hoot and peep,

who wake at dusk and throw off sleep:

Welcome to the night."

Summary: A collection of poems that celebrate the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.

Illustrated by Rick Allen

Houghton Mifflin; 32 pages

1 comment:

Mary W said...

I was pleasently surprised by this book. I usually am not a poetry fan, but I have been reading a lot of Mother Goose lately to my daughter and many of the poems in this book have the same rhythm. I can imagine reading it out loud to her and enjoying the read myself. This book was a great combination of poetry and information. The side bars really give a lot of information about the subject of each poem. Of course, the pictures are gorgeous too!