Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems [J 811 GEO], by Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Kate Kiesler, is a fun read for this time of year.
From the tent-shaped poem entitled, "Tent," to "Sleeping Bag," with its comparison of a camper to a caterpillar and cocoon, it's a lively collection that is sure to appeal to a young camper. Even if you're not a camper, and I'm not, there's still plenty to enjoy. This one is my favorite because it relays an everyday occurrence in a most simple and delightful manner:
Rain DanceHead over to A Year of Reading for this week's Poetry Friday Round-Up.
It was dry
under these trees,
until a confetti of birds
in the wet leaves