Today’s poetry picture book is just like one of those puzzles I used to love from Highlights magazine where you had to look for hidden objects. I bet this book would be very fun for younger readers!
IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY is a poetry picture book unlike anything else I’ve seen. It’s quite tall as each page has a TON of hidden pictures to find based on a theme. One page might have school as a theme, while another might have spring as a theme. Yet each scene is set in the woods with woodland creatures going about their business. Each page also has a poem so it’s an excellent introduction to poetry for younger readers.
At the back of the book, there are some wonderful resources as well. There is a highlight of something from each page that the reader can look for in nature, continuing the “treasure hunt” (if you will) outside. There is also a list of Nature Resources and Poetry Resources that will help to expand searches of different kinds. It’s quite a fantastic package.
I thought I would share the school scene as it tickled my “teacher” bone.
And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!