WordSong ISBN 9781590789247
PRI PS-Grade 3 Rating: 5
Jumping Off Library Shelves is a delight! With 15 library poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and written by such well-known author poets as Nikki Grimes and Jane Yolen, it covers library cards and their magic, librarians who read your mind because they know just the perfect book for you, canine reading buddies, literary dreams when you use your book for a pillow, and even dictionaries, story times, and the Internet.
The poems are written using different literary devices and illustrated very imaginatively–each one makes readers smile and nod their heads in agreement.
In the words of Michelle Kruegger in “At the Library”:
I’ve found a treasure,
a literal pleasure.
I’ve not read
For kids or adults, this book is a treasure and the poems will be enjoyed again and again.
Ceil Carey, CLJ