poetry Friday

Go! Poetry in Motion by Dee Lillegard

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Pickup trucks, trains, school buses, airplanes, motorcyles and more whizz through this collection of very short poems, making this book perfect for the youngest reader, especially those fascinated by transportation.   The simple, mostly four line poems evoke the familiar, from garbage trucks (“gobbling trash, anything tossable”) to merry-go-rounds (spins lions, zebras, many a horse), bringing poetry into the everyday experience of a young reader.  The illustrations are similar to those of Richard Scarry, with many small and enthusiastic animals in action on each page.  The muted colors don’t distract from the busy feel of animals and transportation in motion. 

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