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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is It April Yet? Close Enough...

Yipee kay-yay poetry lovers,  rejoice! Blogger, Monica Edinger, in her post on March 30, 2011 at educating alice talks about a new poetry book for children that will be available on April 1, 2011 to celebrate the beginning of National Poetry Month.  This eBook titled PoetryTagTime houses 30 poems by 30 different and well known authors/poets.  Bringing this group together are Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. 

 At their blog they state that this is the first ever electronic-only anthology of new poems for children ages 0-8.  It begins with a poem by Jack Prelutsky who then tags Joyce Sidman inviting her to connect to his poem in some fashion.  Each of the 30 poets/authors includes with their poem an explanation of how their poem was created to connect to the previous poem.  This book can be read using a free  Kindle app that comes with most smart phones and can be downloaded to a Windows or Mac platform.    The cost of this promising book is a mere 2.99.

In addition to the web site that is linked to above, PoetryTagTime, please go to the blog, PoetryTagTime blog for additional hints on the sharing of each poem, one a day for 30 days.  Without a doubt yours truly will be there every day.

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