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First published in 1885, Stevenson's verses so truly reflect the feelings of young children--about being small, the bliss of going up in a swing so high, discovering one's shadow, happiness and sorrow and dreaming--that they have never ceased to be an essential part of a child's library. Robinson's beautiful pictures originally appeared in 1896 in the first illustrated edition.
Published: Random House Publishing Group on Oct 17, 2012
ISBN: 9780375712289
List price: $6.99
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This is a book of poems that is suitable for children in the early childhood level. Kids will love the catchy poems and colorful pictures in this book.read more
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This book contains many short poems related to a child's life. I enjoyed this book because it was relatable to my life when I was a child. I would recommend this book for grades K-3.read more
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Summary:A great book of classic poetry that describes what children do during the day, listening to their elders and being thankful for what they have. This is a classic book with wonderful drawings by Eloise Wilkin to go along with the very 1950's style poetry. For example: "A child should always say what's true, and speak when he is spoken to, and behave mannerly at table: at least as far as he is able." Review:I loved this book as a child but did not read it to my kids. It is really outdated but I love the pictures and find that I am drawn to anything Eloise Wilkin put her hands on. I also have the version of Hilda Boswell's illustrations that are similar but have a different quality. These books will always be around because they are classics but every verse may not be read to children because the parents may have different views of a child's role in the world being much more active than passive.read more
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This is a book of poems that is suitable for children in the early childhood level. Kids will love the catchy poems and colorful pictures in this book.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This book contains many short poems related to a child's life. I enjoyed this book because it was relatable to my life when I was a child. I would recommend this book for grades K-3.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Summary:A great book of classic poetry that describes what children do during the day, listening to their elders and being thankful for what they have. This is a classic book with wonderful drawings by Eloise Wilkin to go along with the very 1950's style poetry. For example: "A child should always say what's true, and speak when he is spoken to, and behave mannerly at table: at least as far as he is able." Review:I loved this book as a child but did not read it to my kids. It is really outdated but I love the pictures and find that I am drawn to anything Eloise Wilkin put her hands on. I also have the version of Hilda Boswell's illustrations that are similar but have a different quality. These books will always be around because they are classics but every verse may not be read to children because the parents may have different views of a child's role in the world being much more active than passive.
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A beautiful edition of A Child's Garden of Verses, also interspersed with Bible verses and prayers. Throughout the book are the lovely illustrations of Thomas Kinkade. When my boy was little, he would not sit still for a story, but he loved to be read to from this book. There was always something for him to find in the pictures.
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Two of my favorite poems are in this book. The swing poem and my shadow.
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Pretty boring and lacking in any evidence of technical ability. But occasionally cute, I guess.
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