Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

Michigan is in the midst of winter, but I want to read about spring and summer. Enter Firefly 9780763648428July, a picture book of poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Each poem is very short, some only three lines (one poem is only two lines), but the book is large, to show Sweet’s grand and imaginative illustrations. You’ll recognize the poets: Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Charlotte Zolotow, William Carlos Williams and you’ll recognize the four seasons theme, which ends in winter. Luckily I can always go back to the beginning and read spring again.

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