Friday, March 7, 2014

FIrst Friday Tasha Tudor Book Review~ FIRST POEMS OF CHILDHOOD

Here it is again, the first Friday of a new month and time for a Tasha Tudor book review. I enjoy these so much as it gives me a chance to read through my collection of Tasha books. It's very enjoyable and I learn a little something along the way. We certainly have had some winter weather this year. I know it's nothing compared to so many of you in the Midwest, Great Lakes and the East coast, but we have really had winter here in the Northwest. I can hear the birds singing outside this morning. Some of our visiting birds are leaving and new visitors are arriving, so I do believe spring is trying to appear. So I welcome March and I welcome this book review.

This is just a very sweet little book filled with lovely Tasha illustrations and great poems. I love poetry and hope the children of today are introduced to these traditional childhood poems. Computers are great, but every child needs to hold a real book and read some real poems from those pages.

The book was first published in 1967 by the Platt and Munk Publishing Company of NY. It has been reprinted several times and was released in a paperback form along the way in 1979.

Naturally, having little Otto in my life, has just tuned me into children's literature and all things "baby"!
Below is a wonderful poem about BABY by George MacDonald. It is just so my little grandson. A very sweet poem. Otto is 7 months old now and my daughter just reported to us last night that he has tooth #3.He loves to eat so this is a good thing.

Don't you like Monday's Child? One of my favorites. What day of the week were you born on?
I'm a Saturday's child so I have to work hard for a living!

This is what the paperback edition looks like. Nice graphics from a page in the book. There are 45 pages in the book.

Enjoy poems written by Robert Lewis Stevenson, Eugene Field, Christina G Rosetti, Longfellow and many others. This book is easy to find and isn't too expensive. Pick up a copy and share it with a child.


mamasmercantile said...

It was international book day yesterday so I bought my grandchildren a book each to share with me and Grandad.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful poems. The drawings are beautiful. Keep in touch

Denise said...

Thank You Linda for dropping by :) I love to here from You.Your info.on these sweet books is much appreciated by Me and many others.

Susan said...

Looks so charming, Linda. Loved it. Susan

Joyce Olson said...

Oh the sweetness of childhood-
such delightful and charming poems!
Have a lovely week-