Updated: Saturday, 30 May 2009, 4:49 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 25 Apr 2009, 10:49 AM EDT
New Haven (WTNH) - Children's author and illustrator
Katie Davis returned to Good Morning Connecticut Weekend this morning to show
us how to get your kids excited about poetry during National Poetry
Katie read us a passage from Insectlopedia by Douglas Florian, a book with entertaining children's poems about insects and colorful illustrations.
Katie also performed a short poem by Eloise Greenfield called Things. It's a call and response poem, which is a fun way to get involved with the kids.
Here are more children's poetry books Katie suggested:
Patricia Thomas' book Red Sled contains rhyming word pairs, and is done in a unique structure, while her book Nature's Paintbox is a semi-rhymed free verse that describes the seasons as four different kinds of art media.
Elsa Marston has a book of poems that are comprehensible and
appealing to both kids and adults:
of Ancient Journeys: Animals in Rock Art (Braziller 2005). They
are short, evocative poems that express the animals' way of moving.
For book suggestions and to check out Katie's own projects, visit her blog at http://www.katiedavisblog.com.