Friday, December 28, 2012

Things to Do If You Are a Book: An Original List Poem

My granddaughter Julia loves books. That makes her grandma smile! One of her new favorites to look through is a poetry collection that I gave her for Christmas—Christmas Presents: Holiday Poetry. Yesterday, she even sat in my lap as I read her some of the poems in the book.
Another one of her favorite books is Jamberry. Here are some pictures that I took of her reading it recently.
 I hope Julia will continue to love books. I’m happy that she doesn’t chew on them now.

Here’s a list poem that I wrote some time ago. I’m dedicating it to my granddaughter Julia today.


Be filled with words that tell a tale
of a little mouse and a giant whale
of a runty pig and his spider friend
who was true and loyal to the end
of a child who ate just bread and jam
of a funky guy, green eggs, and ham
of a spunky girl named Ramona Q.
of a Jabberwock that a young boy slew.
Be filled with words and tell a tale
that will let my imagination sail.
Be a mystery
or a fantasy
and sing with sounds of poetry.
Between your covers
let there be
a story that’s just right for me.


The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Carol’s Corner.


Monday, December 24, 2012

A Holiday Video to Make You Smile

I wanted to wish all my friends in the kidlitosphere a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!