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Friday, April 02, 2010

Poetry Friday--Dragons!

You may have noticed that this week I've been doing posts about dragons, so, for this first Poetry Friday of National Poetry Month, I'm taking a look at dragon poems.

Our children's collection is chocky-block full of dragon poems starting with Eric Carle's Dragons Dragons: And Other Creatures That Never Were [J 808.81 CAR] where you'll find "Dragon" by Anne McCaffrey, "Basilisk/Cockatrice" by Laura Whipple and a Chinese Mother Goose rhyme, among others. Jack Prelutsky's The Gargoyles on the Roof [J 811 PRE] has "Basilisk Brag." Marilyn Singer's Creature Carnival [J 811 SIN] contains "Dragon," while Julie Larios starts off her lovely collection, Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures [J 811.54 LAR] with yet another poem titled, "Dragon."

You can always find a poem about whatever it is you're looking for in Moon Have You Met My Mother? The Collected Poems of Karla Kuskin [J 811.54 KUS]. Ms. Kuskin has a fun poem about a dragon, which contains these fun lines:
The dragon walks for miles and miles.
He eats up people.
Then he smiles.

You'll have to borrow the book to read the rest!

This week's Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted by Book Aunt. Head on over and watch out for dragons along the way!

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