Having finished Jack Prelutsky's two collection of Awful Ogre poems, we've moved on to the Children's Poet Laureate's 20th-Century Children's Poetry Treasury, which is a jewel of a book. Beautiful and whimsical illustrations, poems grouped in themes on double-page spreads, a variety of authors and verse, we love flipping through this book to read a few poems every night. We've done noises, playing, springtime, and, for today, rain, including:
April Rain Song
by Langston Hughes
Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—
And I love the rain.