HONEY, I LOVE
and other love poems
Ages 7 to 11
Love don't mean all that kissing Like on television Love Means Daddy Saying keep your mama company
till I get back And me doing it
Sixteen poems tell of love and the simple joys of everyday life, seen through the eyes of a child: playing with a friend, skipping rope, riding on a trainor keeping Mama company till Daddy gets back.
Each of these sixteen "love poems" is spoken straight from the heart of a child. Riding on a train, listening to music, playing with a friend...each poem elicits a new appreciation of the rich content of everyday life. And each poem is accompanied by a beautiful drawing, both portrait and panorama, that deepens the insights contained in the singing words.
For the first time Eloise Greenfield and Diane and Leo Dillon have combined teir rich talents to bring children a book that shows them the joys that come from seeing with a poet's eyesthe eyes of love.
Notable Children's Books of 1978 (ALA)
A Reading Rainbow Selection Winner, 1990 Recognition of Merit Award (George C. Stone Center for Children's Books, Claremont, CA)
Abounds with that special tenderness surrounding the everyday experiences in a child's life. These poems beg to be read aloud.