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by | Read by Rita Dove, Ogden Nash, et al.

Children Ages 6+ • 1 hr. • Anthology • © 2005

This diverse and appealing collection of poems for children includes poets contemporary (Nikki Giovanni, Billy Collins) and, thanks to archival recordings, not so contemporary (Robert Frost, J.R.R. Tolkien) reading their own work. There are also performances of well-known poems such as "Jabberwocky" and "Casey at the Bat." Some tracks feature the welcome bonus of the poet talking briefly about the background or genesis of a poem. The narrated poems are often unidentified and unattributed, and there are no page-turn signals, so listeners must follow along carefully with the book to keep track of poems and authors. Older children will certainly have a deeper understanding of the poems, but the illustrated picture-book format and lively soundtrack are sure to help hook even the youngest listeners on poetry at an early age. J.M.D. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]



Book & Recording • Sourcebooks MediaFusion • 2005

CD ISBN 1402203292 $19.95 • One CDs

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