All the Wild Wonders. Poems of our Earth: never forget to celebrate the wonders of our planet

All the Wild Wonders. Poems of our Earth. Edited by Wendy Cooling. Illustrated by Piet Grobler Published 2010 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 48p   Call me naïve but I still believe that we can educate the younger generations to respect and love our planet. It is not easy but we are all in search of… Continue reading All the Wild Wonders. Poems of our Earth: never forget to celebrate the wonders of our planet

I Didn’t Do It: a poetical picture book that celebrates puppies and the joyfulness of childhood

Patricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan Charest, I Didn’t Do It. Illustrated by Katy Schneider Published 2010 by Katherine Tegen Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 32p   Mother and daughter, Patricia and Emily MacLachlan, together with illustrator Katy Schneider create a second picture book dedicated to puppies (the first was Once I Ate a Pie). More… Continue reading I Didn’t Do It: a poetical picture book that celebrates puppies and the joyfulness of childhood

Where the Sidewalk Ends we find Shel Silverstein and his eccentric universe

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends. The poems and drawings of Shel Silverstein Published 1974 by Harper & Row, 176p/ In limba romana: Acolo unde nu mai e trotuar, Editura Arthur, 2015 If you are a dreamer, come in, / If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,/ A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…/ If… Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends we find Shel Silverstein and his eccentric universe

Sharon Olds tells the story of her divorce in an intimate collection of poems that explore confusion, melancholy, love, sex and freedom

Sharon Olds, Stag’s Leap Published 2012 by Alfred A. Knopf, 112p   Everyone dies. Sometimes a beloved dies, and sometimes love. It took her fifteen years to reflect on her divorce and then find the strength to write about it. Sharon Olds, one of the most appreciated contemporary American poets, had been married for more… Continue reading Sharon Olds tells the story of her divorce in an intimate collection of poems that explore confusion, melancholy, love, sex and freedom

“Do you think the king knows all about me?”

A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard Published 2007 by Egmont Books, 112p Every child is his parents’ inspiration. In 1924, Alan Alexander Milne published this volume of poems for his son, Christopher Robin who was three years old at that time. If the name of the boy sounds familiar to… Continue reading “Do you think the king knows all about me?”