Saturday, 23 March 2013
Ivy in Bloom by Vanita Oelschlager, Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator)
Title; Ivy in Bloom: The Poetry of Spring from Great Poets and Writers from the Past
Author; Vanita Oelschlager, Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator)
Source; NetGally, in exchange for an honest review
Publisher; Vanita Books
Publication Date; April 1st 2009
Description; Ivy in Bloom captures the weariness of a young girl tired of a long winter. "I stare out the window," she says on the first spread of brown and gray, "looking for birds or flowers / or even warm showers / but I don't see any such thing." But then Spring comes when "March is out of breath snow melting to flowery waters and watery flowers spring rose from its wintry rest." And Ivy's "heart dances with daffodils." As these words also dance across each spread, Ivy's world erupts into a riot of color.
Ivy in Bloom introduces the poetry of Dickinson, Longfellow, Browning, Wordsworth, Frost and others. Excerpts from their writings, as seen through Ivy's eyes, will open up poetry as a way for children to express their own feelings about the changing of seasons. This book includes longer excerpts and brief bios of each author.
Goodreads Average Rating; 3.61*s
My Rating; 3*s
Would I recommend this book? Sure
Who would I recommend it to? People with young children, for their children.
Will I read anything else by this author? Probably not. Not because I didn't enjoy this quick read, but just because I don't read children's books/poems very often, though that may change soon enough with my little sister. So, who knows?
My Review; If I were still a child I would've loved this little book/poem. I loved poems as a child.
This little poem was a very quick, fun little read. I would recommend it as something to read to your children.
What I like about this poem is that it was put together from older poets work, and it shows you what lines were used from which poems in the book.
So whilst it is just a quick, fun read about spring it also give you a chance to teach your child about other poets.
3*s, I'd recommend it to those of you who have children, for your children. Young children.