Tuesday Teatime: The Smiths
We had quite a crowd over that day. My niece’s children joined us as well as a close friend’s two children. Because of the span of ages, we read from a poetry book that we haven’t enjoyed for awhile: Mice are Rather Nice (Selected by Vardine Moore) My two girls and I have consistently read from poetry books at the same time as our read-alouds. I always recommend to those new to poetry to find the poetry section in the juvenile section of the library – 821 – and just browse through the books to choose those that catch your eye. We definitely started with funny poems with good illustrations. One year we made our way through The Golden Treasury of Poetry (Selected by Louis Untermeyer, Illustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund). Now my oldest daughter is enjoying the poetry in Shakespeare’s plays. She also recommends The Book of Fairy Poetry (Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague). I never read much poetry growing up except the bit required at school, so I’ve learned to enjoy it along with my daughters.