Today I get to share a “new to me” poetry treasure (though it has existed in the world for over 20 years!).
I met Georgia Heard at Highlights last October and received a copy of one of her first books of poetry: “Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky” (originally published in 1992, and STILL in print!). It is full of poetry about animals (which I love) yet spoken through their own voices, poetry with multiple voices (a form I think she loves), and beautiful artwork done with colored pencils (something you don’t get to see in picture books that frequently!) by Jennifer Owings Dewey. I mean, look at the detail on that gorgeous cover!
I picked one poem to share that had the perfect amount of playfulness in it about a creature from the sea (of course). You can see it below. The rest you will have to read for yourself. 😉