Today’s poetry picture book is a collection of poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins. There sadly aren’t too many more of these that I will be able to share.
NIGHT WISHES is a wonderful collection of poetry by a wide variety of poets that were hand picked (or assigned) by Lee Bennett Hopkins. They all start with a child heading off to bed and dreaming. There were many poets I recognized and many poems I loved.
The illustrations by Jen Corace are full of whimsy. I loved seeing little details that ran from page to page throughout the collection. A quilt on the child’s bed becomes a pattern, or a toy on the floor becomes an image in another spread. It was incredibly well thought out. I love that!
While it’s always hard to pick just one poem for these posts, I loved this one best of all because of its subject matter (and the way it was done). I love all of the literary allusions I can pick out of the illustration and I love Joyce Sidman’s point of view. Brilliant!
And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!