GOOD BOOKS, GOOD TIMES! by Lee Bennett--Ed. Hopkins
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GOOD BOOKS, GOOD TIMES!

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Mostly from well-established contemporary children's poets, here are 14 brief poems, the majority of them not available in other collections, about books and reading. Selections like McCord's adroit ""Books fall open/you fall in""; Prelutsky's catalog of book experiences during a tenth year; and such nuggets as McLoughland's ""Surprise""--""The biggest/Surprise/On the library shelf/Is when you suddenly/Find yourself/Inside a book--/(The hidden you)/You wonder how/The author knew""--make this a treasure of an anthology. Stevenson, third illustrator in his talented family, contributes sunny, cheerfully realistic extensions of the poems' ideas, adding his own touches of humor. A delightful tribute that's sure to find many uses.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1990
ISBN: 0064462226
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins