Firefly July

Firefly July

A Year of Very Short Poems

Book - 2014
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Celebrated poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko pairs with Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet for a collection of short poems to sample and savor.

It only takes a few words, if they're the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons .
Publisher: Somerville, Mass.s : Candlewick Press, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763648428
Branch Call Number: J 811 .54 FIR
Characteristics: 47 p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm
Additional Contributors: Sweet, Melissa 1956-
Janeczko, Paul B.


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Jun 04, 2016

The nice folks at Candlewick Press sent us a review copy of this one, and we are so grateful. It’s a delight. It’s a collection of tiny poems that capture everything I love about reading poetry with kids – especially the fresh use of language different from prose stories, and the imagination of the authors who often created their poems based on noticing something in the world and seeing it in an unusual way. I read this with my son one lazy weekend afternoon and we stopped so many times to discuss our reactions to the poems, and how we each understood them. He was also tickled as he found various little details in the artwork. Beautifully illustrated by Melissa Sweet who works in mixed media including painting, drawing, and collage.

BklynKalliopiM Dec 18, 2014

A beautifully illustrated book of poems for every season.

BCD2013 Jun 09, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Lulling and lovely, a fine selection of adult and children's poets bring the seasons to life, accompanied by Sweet's magnificently evocative art.
- Betsy Bird

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