Wednesday, April 14, 2010
A Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
Here is another great poetry book that also won the Newbery Award. It is a simple book that is now a classic (to think 1989 makes it classic).
A Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman & illus by Eric Beddows is a great book of 14 poems about insects. This is an excellent book to introduce more mature poetry to children. It is for the older child because these poems are meant to be read aloud and in tandem. I love the idea of poems in two voices. It makes them sort of performance pieces. The fact that this book is about insects and creepy crawlies was pure genius on Mr Fleischman's part~that way boys might start to like poetry. This is a must have for any child to learn to appreciate poetry.