Sports! Sports! Sports!: A Poetry Collection

by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Brian Floca

An appealing anthology includes twenty short easy-to-read poems about baseball, track,... read more

An appealing anthology includes twenty short easy-to-read poems about baseball, track, swimming, soccer, basketball, football, ice skating and hockey. Poets represented in the collection include Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis, Myra Cohn Livingston, and Michael Strickland, and most of the poems appear to have been written especially for especially for this volume. The same three boys and two girls appear as teammates and individual athletes in all of the poems, and the emphasis here is on action and the joy of the game, rather than winning or losing. (Ages 5-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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