April 9, 2014

Childrens Book Review: Firefly July by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Celebrated poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko pairs with Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet for a collection of short poems to sample and savor.  It only takes a few words, if they’re the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.
This book is designed for children 6-9 years old. but it can be read at any age. The cover is bright and colorful.  The illustrations are bright and busy and very beautiful. Definitly eye appealing. The poems dont rymn but they are cute and catchy. And capture the authors thoughts easily. They are perfect for a beginner reader. I would highly recommend this book for any new reader or even an Easter gift. Its for all seasons.
Publisher- Candlewick
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Lora
Thank you to Rachel Johnstone of Candlewick press for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program in exchange for a honest review!
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