My thoughts: Pepper is totally adorable and very particular, as you will
learn when you read the book. This book while taking through the ritual of a
little girl picking out fabrics and patterns for her first custom made dress
for a special occasion, also teaches you a lot. Who knew paisley was actually a
pattern named after a place in Switzerland? I didn’t and I learned that from
here along with facts about many more interesting patterns. As Pepper works
with Mr.Taylor (the tailor!) to find the perfect pattern for herself, we are
treated to learning the patterns, the process of dressmaking (in the simplest
terms), and of how kids might make choices (which is pure fun!).
will be enjoyed by many. The illustrations complement the book perfectly!
craft/sew/knit also enjoyed it – mainly for the information)
Thank you to NetGalley for the digital ARC of the book
Description: Let your children discover the works of poet Emily
Dickinson in Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson.
As the premier title in the Poetry for Kids series, Emily Dickinson
introduces children to the works of poet Emily Dickinson. Poet, professor, and
scholar Susan Snively has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and
their families. Each poem is beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier and
thoroughly explained by an expert. The gentle introduction, which is divided
into sections by season of the year, includes commentary, definitions of
important words, and a foreword.
I love about this book: The selection of poems, their arrangement in the book
by seasons(starting with summer, and ending with spring), the fluidly whimsical
accompanying watercolor illustrations, and the wonderful notes at the end that
give a brief description of what Emily was thinking of as she wrote each poem.
introduction is a short yet informative biography of the poet. Poems include
word definitions when necessary (helpful when reading to younger kids; and some
words to better understand as used in the poem) and this really will be useful
for readers. The selection of poems covers a wide range of emotions from the
sweetly whimsical to the slightly morbid dealing with death, making it even
book is like a great starter kit to introduce kids to poetry in general, and to
specific poets. Looking forward to the series.
the words of Emily herself,
is no frigate like a book
take us lands away,
any coursers like a page
read with everyone else 🙂
Disclaimer: Thank you to Edelweiss for the digital ARC of the book
Here is my list for IMWAYR,
Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson (Edelweiss read – review above)
A Pattern for Pepper (NetGalley read – review above)
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Books I am reading this week:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (my copy)
A Wrinkle in Time (my copy)
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay (library ebook)
Dingus by Andrew Larsen (NetGalley read)
Brown Girl Dreaming (library ebook)