I wrote a Press Citizen article about new poetry books for children earlier this month in honor of National Poetry Month, but there is another title I want readers to know about on our New Book shelves in the Children’s Room. Little Poems for Tiny Ears is a collection of short poems for babies and toddlers written by Lin Oliver and illustrated by the one and only Tomi dePaola. This lovely book celebrates the everyday things that delight little ones and is the perfect introduction to the bouncy, playful sound of poetry. The beloved artwork of dePaola perfectly matches the short verses and depicts children of many races. Some of the topics covered in individual poems are toes, walking, in my stroller, my nose, dogs, my car seat, my high chair, peekaboo, diaper time, cats, bath, blankie, and my belly button. Of course, I also recommend any of the library’s books of Mother Goose rhymes for this age. Oliver’s book would make a great new baby gift, and in fact, I am going to buy a copy for my new grandson and take it with me when we visit him in Oregon next month! Enjoy the special bond of sharing this book snuggled up with your precious little one.
Little Poems for Tiny Ears by Lin Oliver
by Katherine Habley on April 23rd, 2014
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