Things to Do

by Elaine Magliaro and Catia Chien

Moving from morning to night, 14 short, child-centered poems each begin with the... read more

Moving from morning to night, 14 short, child-centered poems each begin with the words “Things to do if you are … ” followed by a variety of everyday objects, creatures, and aspects of the natural world: dawn, birds, a honeybee, an acorn, a snail, etc. Each poem is imaginative and playful (“Things to do if you are the sky / Stay clear and blue / let the sun smile down / don’t grow grumpy, gray, and frown … ”) and taken as a whole the collection can inspire creative thinking and writing. Bright watercolor illustrations show a single small girl interacting with her environment throughout the day. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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