Over seven hundred classic and modern poems make this one of the most comprehensive volumes available for children. Eighteen sections grouped by children's interests make this both a book to browse through and a thorough reference source and classroom supplement. There are poems for almost every special occasion as well as poems that can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one, all delightfully illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.
Extensive subject areas and authors mean that the right poem is always at hand. From Lewis Carroll to William Shakespeare, A. A. Milne to Walter de la Mare, this wonderful treasury has a poem to please everyone. Poems on some of children's favorite topics such as pets, playtime, family, nature, and nonsense make this collection the ideal way to introduce children to the joy of reading poetry.