IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Angela Matteson is gorgeous! The poems are imaginative and full of wonder. The illustrations of the characters are adorable. I especially love the expression on the faces of the objects and the cute little dog. Laura's poems will inspire young readers to look around their bedrooms and create their own "night' poems!
YOU AND ME written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Susan Reagan is the perfect gift for a sibling of a new baby. In just a few lines, the rhyming text captures the need for each child to feel special and have his/her own "you and me" time. My grand-nephew just became a big brother, and I can't wait to give him a copy of YOU AND ME.
If you've read any new books by our Poetry Friday friends, I'd love to hear about them in the comments.
A big thank you to Rebecca at Sloth Reads for hosting today's Poetry Friday.
Great review! I think I need to read all of these. Tying up the cat--that's a good one.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda, yes, these are all wonderful!Delete
I hope to see Laura, then buy that book on Saturday. It's a Denver book festival! Thanks for the others, too, Linda. I just bought Rebecca's What if?. . .Then We, & this one is a new one to me. Have you seen Georgia's new Boom! Bellow! Bleat! - It's fun too!ReplyDelete
Hi Linda, lucky you to see Laura. She is so kind and generous. I try to support the writers I know, but I would buy Laura's books anyway just because they are always so lovely. No, I haven't seen Georgia's new book, but it is on my list to buy. : )Delete
Laura's new book was already on my to-read list, and now you've introduced me to a few others I'll have to check out. Each spring when the new picture books are released, I pick several of my favorites and fill my granddaughter's Easter basket with them.ReplyDelete
Hi Kim, I do the same thing. I buy lots of picture books and give them to my grandchildren and grandnephews. I love giving books and getting them too! : )ReplyDelete
These all look so fun! I will have to add them all to my TBR! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Hi Rebecca, I know you'll enjoy them!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing these books, Linda! I love In the Middle of the Night for all the reasons you mentioned. The other two are new to me, so I'll be on the lookout for them.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, thanks for stopping by! xoDelete
Hi Catherine, thanks for stopping by! : )Delete
Great post - thank you!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ruth!Delete
Ooooh, these look wonderful!ReplyDelete
Not to toot my own horn, but...I have a new picture book out too! ;-)
Hi Jane, I didn't know you have a new book out. Thanks for letting me know. I'll go take a look!Delete
Thanks for sharing these new picture-poetry books Linda! Looking forward to them–love the art on all three too!ReplyDelete
Hi Michelle, you are right, the art is wonderful!Delete
Thank you so much, Linda:>)ReplyDelete
Hi Laura, you are welcome. Now if LION IN THE SKY would arrive, I'd have a complete set of your books! : )ReplyDelete