Whether you're a teacher looking for a great way to introduce poetry to your students, a parent who wants to do the same or a doting loved one looking for a great gift for a child in your life, A Child's Introduction to Poetry is a wonderful idea! Not only does this wonderful collection contain a bit of everything, from the silly to the serious, the haiku to the ballad, but it also comes with a fun CD that makes it even more interactive for the senses. There's some Homer as well as Ogden Nash, Frost as well as Shakespeare, and your child is bound to find a favorite poem or poet among the works.
There are vibrant illustrations to go along with the poems, making the book appropriate for younger readers as well as older ones who are ready for more literary device exploration and symbolism. It's a fantastic collection that can be revisited over the years as kids learn more about poetry, not just the introduction it claims to be.
What poetry themed gifts are you giving the kids in your life this year?