Come to My Party: And Other Shape Poems

by Hideko Takahashi and Heidi Bee Roemer

Beginning with a jump-rope jingle in the spring and ending with rainbow rhyme to... read more

Beginning with a jump-rope jingle in the spring and ending with rainbow rhyme to say goodbye to winter, each of the 38 poems in this collection forms a shape and each is categorized according to the four seasons. We see an umbrella on a rainy spring day, two dandelions one gone to seed—in the summer, dancing leaves in the fall, and snowy steps in the winter. The poems themselves will appeal to young children, and even pre-readers will be able to “read” the words that form the pictures here. Hideko Takahashi’s bold acrylic paintings illustrate without overpowering the shape poems themselves. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

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