Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

 
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Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
March 11, 2014
ISBN
978-0763648428
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Celebrated poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko pairs with Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet for a collection of short poems to sample and savor. It only takes a few words, if they’re the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.

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Poetry at its Finest
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4.7
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5.0
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5.0
Learning Value 
 
4.0
I am definitely a girl who LOVES poetry. And color. And this book is a wonderful combination of the two. Going through each season with absolutely gorgeous, whimsical illustrations, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter are all lovingly explored and meditated upon through each and every poem. The selections are just right, I thought, and in my mind seem chosen specifically to capture the magic of poetry to communicate in words--even just a few--the feelings the natural world create in us as a whole and as individuals. Each time I read this to my girls, I am transported myself to my childhood and the way everything in the world seemed so new, year after year, season after season--the wetness of a raindrop, the way the colors of a sunset smudged the sky, the wonder of fireflies and the movements of birds and cats and flowers in a breeze. If you are a lover of poetry and want to give that gift to your kids, get this book. It is magnificent.
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