I don't know how I missed seeing Switching On the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems, collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters [J 811 SWI], but I recently made up for lost time.
It's a lovely collection of poems, gently illustrated by G. Brian Karas. I'm not familiar with the multitude of illustration techniques, so I'm grateful for the information provided by the publisher, "The illustrations were done in gouache, acrylic, and pencil."
British poet, Roger McGough, is represented with three poems, one of which I will share today.
SnugglesI'll have to remember this poem if I ever need to explain metaphor and personification to a young person! [No, despite, my spell-checker trying to tell me I'm spelling the word wrong, I have not made a typo in the next to the last line!]
For the day
Of the Sky.
I recognize the name, Roger McGough, but I didn't know anything about him. A quick online search led me to the BBC Radio website where I discovered that McGough hosts a weekly poetry program, Poetry Please. I can't wait to explore the archives!
For now, though, I'm going to head over to Jama's Alphabet Soup for the Poetry Friday Round-Up where I always find mouth-watering food suggestions to go along with whatever it is that Jama is posting about! The photos of red ripe tomatoes, which she posted on Wednesday, still have me drooling two days later!