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.