NPM 2020 Day 3: Hedgehog

Continuing the tribute, I have to share one poem from a collection by Paul B. Janeczko too.

1-Proper Hedgehog COVERThis collection is one of my new favorite books discovered for this year’s posts.  There were quite a few new favorite discoveries so that’s saying something.  This book is a magnificent collection of “how to” poems by a very talented pool of poets.  So much so, that I really struggled to narrow my choices down to ONE favorite poem! There are SO many good ones here.  I love having that problem!  It’s a great problem to have.  But you see, that’s what I have always loved about Paul’s poetry collections.  He always found stunning poems to share, sometimes from the most unlikely of places.  That’s an English teacher at heart for you.  I will miss reading his poetry collections, especially his picture book poetry collections which I had grown to cherish the last few years.

I was debating for the longest time which poem to pick and finally settled on this quiet poem by Elaine Magliaro (you may remember me raving about her picture book poetry collection “Things to Do” a few years ago) called “How to Be a Mole.”  I just love the line about listening for music.  I never thought of that before either.

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And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!

About jenabenton

I'm an elementary school teacher, writer, illustrator and storyteller.

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