Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko

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This is a work of Paul B. Janeczko, where he selects poems by different authors. Each author brings a short poem to the book about certain seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. They talk about things like flowers growing, seagulls feeding, wind blowing, and a wild winter. Each poem is very short and does not rhyme or have a limerick feel to it, but they are still whimsical in their own way and sweet to read. Children of all ages would enjoy this as the poems aren’t too long, and the topics are related to their life and experiences.

I would recommend this book as it is well curated and nicely illustrated. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and perfectly portray the poem the author is writing. From an alley cat to a November night, each picture brings the poems to life. The poems themselves are short and sweet. Overall a good introduction to what poetry can be.

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