Book review #290: Firefly July #bookaday

Firefly July coverselected by Paul B. Janeczko; illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Poetry, picture book
Interest level: K-3
Reading level: 4.5
4 out of 5 stars

This is a collection of 36 brief poems that are organized into four seasonal categories. These poems make great examples for children of how a few well-chosen words can create vivid images in your mind. The selected poetry includes some well-known poets — William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson. Melissa Sweet has created the collage-style illustrations, and has wonderfully captured the essence of each poem.

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