Friday, June 19, 2009

Poetry Friday: City I Love

Love cities in the summer time? Lee Bennett Hopkins has written some wonderful poems about all things "city," accompanied by cute illustrations by Marcellus Hall, making for a nice poetry book for all age levels.

As the reader, we get to experience cities all over the world, from New York and Tokyo, to Cairo and San Francisco, all with their own unique aspects, as well as some striking similarities. Horns blaring, hydrants flowing, subways traveling, these poems really give an overall beautiful to cities around the globe, easy enough for a child to understand, with some really cute illustrations featuring a cute dog that pops up on each page. Your kids will have a great time looking for him, while you read the poems!

Teachers and homeschoolers could work this into a global unit, mixing some social studies with some poetry. It's always nice to mix and match!

To learn more about this title, or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

City I Love
Lee Bennett Hopkins
32 pages
April 2009


Serena said...

this sounds wonderful. I may have to check this book out...thanks!

Amanda said...

You're very welcome!! It was really a charming book :)