My book is almost finished and then it’s count down time…..again.

I’ve been reading poetry lately as I work on my second book Rain, Rain Come, Again.

Robert Louise Stevenson’s poems are so much fun. They share his love of nature and the innocence of being a child. I am pretty sure I have memorized most of them. Do you know any?

Langston Hughes’ poetry for kids is so rhythmically driven. His poems uses ebonics, a unique way brown skinned people spoke to each other during that time. He also shares his thoughts on life as a brown-skinned individual and his love for music. This book is a great historical take on brown-skinned individuals during Langston’s lifetime .

Shel Silverstein’s poems are so wonderfully fun and funny. They are corky poems about life. They mostly describe people doing everyday things. *Poems need to be read before sharing with younger kids.

We just went through a horrible ordeal with COVID. And now, tragedy is changing our world as we are being catapulted into a new way of life. I think it’s an excellent time to get away from life and read some poetry.

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Shel Silverstein —Where the Sidewalk Ends

Langston Hughes— Poetry for Young People Langston Hughes

Robert Louis Stevenson —A Child’s Garden of Verses

Sophia is a young artist, born in China, who now lives in the majestic country of New Zealand. 

She is a freelancer at home and occasionally do commissions online, working with clients from different countries. She illustrated two Children’s Book – “Little Miss Crazy Hair” and “The Boon on the Moon” by the age of 17.

Her love for art and creating beautiful things started when she was very small. Over the years she self-taught herself to draw and create wonderful pieces of art. Sophia credits most of her inspiration from surrealistic art, things with a unique flair, and the overwhelming support and encouragement of her parents and family. Sophia is an uni student studying interactive design with the passion and desire to continue her talent in making art and design as her full-time career