Thursday, September 24, 2020

A WORLD FULL OF POEMS: Nonsense

I'm counting down till A World Full of Poems: Inspiring Poetry for Children is released by DK Books on October 6. I hope you'll give it a look! With 152 poems by 110 poets, there is a huge variety of voices and topics for young readers (ages 0-12). 

Once again, I had fun creating a simple, silly video to feature one poem from A World Full of Poems-- this one is by Kenn Nesbitt, and it's entitled "Speak When This Way Talk Do I." 
See if you can read it without stumbling! It's hilarious!
 

Now head on over to Deo Writer where Jone is gathering our Poetry Friday goodness-- and featuring another poetry anthology that I have had the pleasure to pursue-- this time with Janet Wong. See you there!




17 comments:

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Congratulations on the book, Sylvia! Sounds fantastic.

Liz Steinglass said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fun!

jama said...

Adorable video!! Can't wait to see the book!!

michelle kogan said...

Fun poem and video Sylvia– reminds me a bit of e.e.cummings and Ogden Nash, thanks!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Fabulous! A nutty genius, that Kenn Nesbitt.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks, y'all! It's such fun to read out loud and the more I read it, the more sense it makes! EEK! :-)

Alan j Wright said...

Thank you for alerting us to this book Sylvia. So many familiar names in this anthology. A global effort. Well done on the reading of what is a complex Kenn Nesbitt poem. I shall be adding this book to my personal library, no doubt about it.

Linda B said...

Classrooms all need this poem right now, Sylvia. Things are a little nutty! But really, I'm sure the whole book will be wonderful for the students however they are doing school!

Linda Mitchell said...

My students have fallen in love with Kenn's poetry in our poetry pandemonium. I'm going to share this video with them. I know they will love it!

Fran Haley said...

Congratulations on your book - it looks to be an absolute joy and a definite must-have. I can see kids wanting to read the Nesbitt poem with a sort of competitive determination and hilarity - too much fun!

Donna Smith said...

Wonderful! I love the recording of Kenn's poem. Quite a twist to read!

Mary Lee said...

What a fun poem! The giraffes really add an extra layer of smiles!

Bridget Magee said...

Hee hee! Ken's poem is the humor I needed today. Thanks for sharing. :)

laurasalas said...

I am halfway through a digital version of this book, and it just fabulous, Sylvia. I am so pleased to be part of it with so many admired poets and beloved poetry friends.

Jone said...

I am so looking forward to this book. And the recording is fun. We need poetry in our world more than ever,

Robyn Hood Black said...

Just ONE MORE DAY - Yee-HI! Loved the video of Kenn's clever poem, and I couldn't help but think of your Star Wars affinity and perhaps, some Yoda-talk inspirations as you read it? ;0)

Sally Murphy said...

Oh gosh I just realised this has been released and almost fainted with pleasure seeing my name in the list of poets - sharing billing with so many absolute legends of children's poetry. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!