"A poem is like a globed' fruit," a poet said once, and some special books of poetry are the same sense: complete and ripe, rich and beautiful and offer much experience. "" A such book is the book of Julie Andrews of poems and songs.
Being, as it says in his preface, always aware of the natural music in poetry, Andrews and his co-selector, daughter Emma Hamilton, are perfectly blended hymns, ("all things Bright and Beautiful"), venerable parts (most beautiful trees by A.E. Housman)("," There is no frigate like a book "by Emily Dickinson" "when in disgrace with Fortune" by William Shakespeare and "Foot beauty" by Gerard Manley Hopkins) modern authors ("sick"by Shel Silverstein","September"by John Updike," be happy that your nose is on your face "by Jack Prelutsky")(, "Skyscrapers" by Rachel field) and the lyrics of the song ('Oh, what a beautiful morning "and" A Cockeyed optimist "by Rodgers and Hammerstein and"My Ship"Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin.")
Combining Johnny Mercer and John Masefield set, or William Blake, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear and Robert Frost, or Ogden Nash and Robert Louis Stevenson, indeed. Andrews, with a few surprises, as Stephen Sondheim, includes the major part of the famous for children (and adults) poets - Longfellow, Tennyson, Eugene Field, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, and Langston Hughes and even sneaking in a few of his own poems on the way.
Divided into sections (all things Bright and beautiful, speaking of animals, the fever of the sea, et al), it is a balanced collection, poems lyric with limericks and lullabies, humour and joie de vivre in the wonderful world all sourcesthe common denominator of good taste and the premise that, with or without music, well-chosen words can sing.
Lovely paintings of artist James McMullan trigger the selections in a way which increases instead of the distracts his poems themselves, and a CD of Andrews accompanying reading of some of its selections is appended. If you add an anthology of poetry to the library virtual April and have not already obtained a, Julie Andrews Collection of poems, songs and lullabies (see all the children of fairy tales, Folk Tales & myths Anthologies) (Little)(, Brown and company) is the one. Tags: Poetry for children (Grades preschool-10)