Did you know that Margaret Wise Brown wrote poetry too?
“Goodnight Songs, A Celebration of the Seasons” is a collection of song poems written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by a great number of skilled illustrators. In fact, many of my favorite illustrators were included in this collection and that made it a challenge to pick JUST ONE poem (yet again). I would’ve loved to have shared Peter Brown’s art work or Molly Idle’s but no. The poem I picked is a different one that I found both whimsical and a favorite sign of spring for me. I adore Pussy Willows. I don’t know why they sing of spring to me, but they do. I remember my mom gathering some branches with them when I was a kid and putting them in a vase. I marveled at their soft fuzziness. This poem, “the song of the tiny cat,” and the accompanying illustration by Blanca Gomez capture that childlike wonder. I will share a photo of the illustrator’s comment at the end of the book as well.
And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!