Today’s poetry picture book uses a story as a frame for a collection of poems about collecting.
“Finding Treasure: a Collection of Collections” is a very clever poetry picture book written by Michelle Schaub. You may recall that she was also the author of “Dream Big, Little Scientists” which I reviewed a few days ago. Here she tells the story of young girl with a show-and-tell assignment at school requiring her to bring in something she collects. The problem is that she isn’t a collector so she goes to every friend and family member to find out what they collect.
Every page has a different poem and a different collection. The illustrations by Carmen Saldana are adorable and highlight each poem’s collection beautifully. Her mix of collage and a painterly style is gorgeous.
I chose a poem about a button box. My mom had a button jar when I was growing up and I loved to look at the variety of colors and patterns. Now I have a button tin of my own (started for a school illustration and joyfully added to over the years).
And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!