Friday, June 12, 2009

Poetry Friday: Vacation

It's mid-June and seemingly everyone has a vacation planned, happening now, and already done with for the summer. Even I'm taking a "vacation" in a little less than two weeks, driving across the country to our new house in Virginia! I thought today's selection for Poetry Friday was appropriate...and in honor of all you lucky beach goers!

Vacation: We're Going to the Ocean, with poems by David L. Harrison and illustrations by Rob Shepperson, is a great intro to summer fun. With poems all about what kids end up doing on vacation, from hiking, to horseback riding, from getting squished in hugs by Aunts to, of course, the beach, the reader gets a nice dose of everything "vacation."

Nice, short poems and easy-to-read text, make this a nice choice for any child from beginner to middle grade. The illustrations are done in black and white pencil drawings, kept simple, and the small size is perfect for sliding into a backpack for your child's own vacation!

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

Vacation: We're Going to the Ocean
David L. Harrison
62 pages
Poetry
Wordsong
9781590785683
May 2009

3 comments:

Rawley said...

Sounds like a great book to bring in the car! This book would also serve as inspiration when making up our own poems about our vacation. Too fun!

Corey Schwartz said...

Amanda, we got our copy of Abigail Spells and my daughter LOVES it. She told me tonight that it is her favorite book (never mind that Mommy is an author :) So, I just wanted to thank you again for hosting the contest.

Amanda said...

Rawley, it totally would make a GREAT car book!!

Corey, so glad your daughter likes the book! I thought it was pretty adorable myself!