This wonderful book features classic poems, suitable for children, by many of the world’s much-loved writers and poets, such as Lewis Carroll, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy. Split into thematic chapters, there are poems of animals and birds, songs of the sea, love and adventure, boys and girls, happiness and sadness, childhood and travel – some hundreds of years old and others refreshingly modern.
Among the many treasured poems are songs such as Waltzing Matilda, or It’s Raining, It’s Pouring; evocative poems such as Spring by William Blake and What That I Was And a Little Tiny Boy by William Shakespeare; children’s poems like Wynken, Blynken and Nod, and lullabies such as Hush Little Baby and Sleep, Baby Sleep.
Children and adults alike will delight in these wonderful poems that have been told and re-told for generations. There are poems for reflection, some to make you laugh and others that will make you cry. There are poems for the morning and evening, poems for reflection, poems to spark discussion and others to inspire dreams. Together they become a starting point on a very special journey to a whole spectrum of thoughts and feelings, magical lands and faraway places.
Intricate illustrations and gold embellishments decorate every page, making this lovely book an essential addition to any family’s library.
The book’s editor, Nicola Baxter, has written or compiled over three hundred children’s titles. She particularly enjoys the marriage of words and pictures that children’s books entail.