Miss Bruff wants us to write poems.
Miss Bruff wants poems that rhyme.
Rhyme is okay sometimes,
but my poems don’t rhyme
and neither do I.
Sally Murphy’s Pearl Verses the World is a short, poignant book that addresses grief. In Pearl’s life, as in many of our lives, grief begins before death, when we know we are losing someone we love. Pearl knows she is losing Granny, who can no longer make milky tea or push her on the swing, and this knowledge makes her feel alone. Illustrations by Heather Potter enhance the text.
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