I have a hard time reviewing books that are a poem, instead of a collection of poems, but this one is worth it!
Today’s picture book, “How to Read a Book,” is a poem written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by one of my favorite illustrators, Melissa Sweet. Even so, I wasn’t prepared for how much I would love it. After all, we all know how to read a book, right? Oh but this poem. sigh It’s beautiful! I can only share one image from it with you today, but you MUST track down this book and read it, if you haven’t already. I was practically drooling on the book while reading it. It’s that delicious! AND it has won the 2020 Lee Bennett Hopkins award. Of course!
I will share one of my favorite segments from the book that felt like a poem almost all by itself. It was also one of my favorite images from the book. As a bonus, I will include the afterwards from both Kwame and Melissa about the book project. It’s a MUST read!!
And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!