NPM 2022 Day 9: Night Wishes

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.

1-Night Wishes COVERNIGHT 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!

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