I think the word young is not necessary in the title, though I respect the purpose. The illustrations are wonderful in this book and brought the poems to life. I love books like this that have visuals with poetry – sometimes I can be pretty dense and totally miss the idea of a poem when I read it — the illustrations give me clues to think about.
I took it easy this week, and I’m tracking my pages the way Kate has mentioned and I’m not counting them up until the end. I have a rough sense of my progress, but am very curious to see what my page total will be. This is free range reading!
Here’s a Nikki Giovanni poem from this book that I especially love:
How are you, my dear friends?