It's Raining Laughter

by Nikki Grimes and Myles C. Pinkney

An exuberant picture-book collection pairs 12 lively poems by Nikki Grimes with Myles... read more

An exuberant picture-book collection pairs 12 lively poems by Nikki Grimes with Myles Pinkney's shining color photographs of African-American children. Some of Grimes's poems are culturally specific, celebrating the love and pride reflected in African- American children's names, or the significance of a brownskinned child at the library who can see herself in the books she reads. The collection as a whole acknowledges the importance of self-esteem, of joy, of laughter, in all children's lives. Young children will love looking at the pictures of other boys and girls, and listening to--or reading--the poems with which they are paired. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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