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by Jack Prelutsky,Meilo So

"Until this century, most children's poetry was either syrupy sweet or overblown and didactic, and tended to talk down to its readers. Contemporary children's poets have thrown all that condescension and moralizing out the window, and write with today's real child in mind."—from the Introduction by Jack PrelutskyHere in one gloriously illustrated volume are 211 wonderful poems that represent the best this century has to offer. From sibling rivalry, school, monsters, food, and just plain silliness, to such ageless themes as the seasons, Who am I?, and the many moods of childhood, this is a collection that begs to be read aloud and shared with the whole family. The poems, from every decade of this century, showcase 137 famous poets.Selected by Jack Prelutsky, America's leading children's poet, and illustrated by award-winning watercolorist Meilo So, this useful and beautiful gift is a splendid way to end the century — or start a new one. Truly a book that families will cherish long after the millennium excitement is over, The 20th-Century Children's Poetry Treasury is a joyous companion volume to the best-selling The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury.
Download The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury epub
ISBN: 0679993142
ISBN13: 978-0679993148
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Jack Prelutsky,Meilo So
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 21, 1999)
ePUB size: 1860 kb
FB2 size: 1277 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 778
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My five year old and I enjoy this book very much. Since poetry was such an enjoyable part of my own childhood I wanted to find a special selection for her as well. This one really fits the bill and we turn to it regularly at bedtime. The poems are organized loosely by theme on the various pages: food poems, animals, noises, summer, faces, and etc etc. Many of the poems are really funny and have wonderful sounds, rhythms and topics that speak to the child's inner poet. For instance, the Hippopotamustn't, a poem by a child with a cold, and a circular poem that goes around and around on the page are some of my daughter's favorites which she herself has partially memorized and asks for with enthusiasm.

Some of the criticisms I read in these reviews are of the illustrations and that it has a smaller number of poems than some anthologies. Personally I like the illustrations. They are very colorful and loose and take equal billing on the page with the words. They help keep my child's imagination rolling through the many poems on the page. I also find the number of poems more than sufficient for our needs. There is a huge range of subjects and so far, every time we have ever said "I wonder if there's a poem about X--" when we go to the index, sure enough there is a poem with that exact name.

We are still discovering new poems.
I bought this book so my 7 year old and I could read kid-level poetry. The poems are entertaining, provide a good challenge for young readers, and fun for both of us. Because poetry is usually rhythmic, I use this book to help my daughter concentrate on each word and not skip any.
I meet some poems I'd never read before, but I miss my old favorites. These poems treat modern life with new forms of verse. I love Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verse. This book isn't it. Different century. Different moral values. Different verse forms. Less thinking needed. Less vivid imagery.
A wonderful collection of modern poetry selected by a former American poet laureate.
For years I have given books, inscribed with the date and occasion, to children in the hopes that they will enjoy reading them for years. For a recent baby shower I chose The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury since it contains both traditional and contemporary poems. In addition it is very colorful. The young mother who received it was delighted.
Grandchildren love to be read to. This is a good book to read over time to them. Lots of topics and variety.
Poems that span the twentieth century. Poems that celebrate life and its beauty. Cuddly, happy, serious, silly poems, poems, poems; two hundred eleven in all. Color and water give lovely impressions; but don't cramp the feel of the words. This book is delightful.
adorable and it...bought it used and it was in perfect condition. I bought this for our homeschooling needs. We are always looking for poems to fit our curriculum... so this book is very useful to us.