Like the only surviving member of Camelot, I have a great respect and love of poetry. Some poems stick in your head such as the nursery rhymes we learned as kids, as well as other verses that we know all or parts of because they are part of our common vernacular.
In this volume, Caroline Kennedy offers a group of poems that are both new and familiar but each one is engaging and inspiring. Whether it is the classic “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade” or the modern silliness of Shel Silverstein this book has a little bit of everything and is sure to be a treasure in your collection.
If you have a little one or even someone in the elementary grades this book is a great place to start a love of rhyme and great poetic works. (I’ve even been known to subject my 16-year-old to a verse or two!) Buy it…you won’t regret it. It will make a great gift for a child or the child within you.