Circles and triangles; short stanzas and long; words you are familiar with and some that are much too long (Fummawummalummazumms!). More than 100 poems cover topics from food to pets to school and avoiding chores.
Independent Reader (10):
Our preteen is balking at reading but still loves poetry. She likes being able to open the book to any page and decide what to read. The cool thing is that we get to hear all the poems that are hits because we hear "listen to this."
We didn't rely solely on our 10-year-old in reading A Pizza the Size of the Sun. We are huge Jack Prelutsky fans - his poetry speaks with a voice that resonates but also echoes his target audience.
Humor and great imagery will have everyone laughing. This is an exceptional choice for developing and struggling readers, as the rhymes help with word decoding practice.
There are all varieties of poems for young readers.
Celebrate poetry with this collection of 100 poems for young readers. The variety of topics help illustrate that poems can be fun and celebrate any topic.
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Read with a 10-year-old child.
Buy. This is a great book to share with young elementary students, and it will be a "comfort read" for them later when they need a laugh or a warm memory.