NPM 2023 Day 18: MY POET

Today’s poetry picture book is a bittersweet homage to both Mary Oliver and Patricia MacLachlan.

0-MP COVERMY POET is not necessarily a picture book full of poetry, but more about poetry.  And yet, I would argue that it is both as there are such lovely moments and lines all throughout that it wouldn’t leave my mind long after I read it.  It is written by Patricia MacLachlan (who passed away a little over a year ago now) in an homage of sorts of the poet Mary Oliver (also passed), whom she saw in her same town from a distance quite frequently.  The illustrations by Jen Hill seal the deal here, adding both beauty to each quiet moment and insight.  Here a young girl tags along with a poet who is collecting words.  The child is mystified by this, but follows anyway, wanting to do the same.  I share one of my favorite moments from the book here today.




And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!  Thank you for stopping by! NPM 2023

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