Talking Like the Rain: A Read-to-Me Book of Poems

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A collection of poems and illustrations celebrating the lives of children includes works by A. A. Milne, Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many new voices and is divided into sections on Day and Night, Just for Fun, and others.

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X. J. Kennedy has published 12 children's books with his wife, Dorothy M. Kennedy. In 2000, he won the Excellence in Children's Poetry Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kenndy live in Lexington , Massachusetts .

Jane Dyer is the acclaimed illustrator/author of more than 50 books, including Animal Crackers, and the bestselling picture books, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis and Time for Bed by Mem Fox. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Kindergarten-Grade 4-- This collection is clearly the product of editors and an illustrator who know poetry and appreciate its bone-deep beauty. Dyer's watercolors reflect the wonder in each selection. Imaginative as the poetry selections are, her pictures dance off the page. The book is divided into nine sections; each poem within each section seems exactly right, and all are timeless. Within the sections and between them, the poems flow seamlessly. The poets range over time, and include Stevenson, Milne, Lear, Janeczko, Ciardi, Livingston, and Bodeker to name a few. Three poems about night, set against a dark city skyline, are followed by four lullabies, including Jane Yolen's lovely ``Shepherd's Night Count.'' The book opens with a quote from Isak Dinesen: ``Why they should feel verse to be like rain I do not know. It must have been, however, an expression of applause, since in Africa rain is always longed for and welcomed.'' So is this book. --Kathleen Whalin, Belfast Public Library, ME
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