Publisher: Candlewick Press (August 2011)
Formats Available: Hardcover
Format Read: Hardcover
Synopsis from Goodreads: Translated from the original works of beloved Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen, this delightful collection of poems for young children will enthrall little ones with captivating rhyme, rhythm, humor, and charm. Kevin Hawkes’s enchanting, light-filled illustrations bring the text to life, making this an essential addition to any child’s library of modern classics.
My thoughts: If you’ve read any books for young children (and I’ve read a few) you will notice that rhymes are quite common. While we love the more commercial books (think Dr. Suess and Sandra Boynton) I was interested in adding a little variety to our library. Earlier this year we began looking at poetry books for young ones. When Candlewick presented me with the opportunity to review A Little Bitty Man I knew it would be a good fit.
This has been a great book to read with both of my monkeys. The older one likes to discuss the poems and the illustrations. The baby likes listening to the lyrical phrases. This isn’t one that we pull out daily, but more of a special treat when we want something out of the ordinary.
I agree that this is a great addition to your little one’s library. It has both beautiful words and illustrations. It usually sparks creativity in my older monkey. After reading A Little Bitty Man, we will often spend a bit making up our own little poems.
Anything that gets us started down the path of creativity and opens up imaginations, both the monkey’s and mine, gets kudos from me.
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