We got this super cute new poem book called Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! What is really cool about this book is that it is a poem a day book so you get to read one new poem a day for the whole year. The poem are by many different authors and each is about different animals. I did not think this book would be quite so big. We have a story a day book and it is significantly smaller in size than this book. It makes the illustrations easier to see but at the same time the book is really heavy as a result. The illustrations are by Britta Teckentrup and they remind me of the art style of Eric Carle. The poems themselves are not very long so it is a quick read. This is a great thing to add to your circle time or morning basket. Doing it in between classes would provide a quick break or be an excellent read during snack time. At the start of each month it list all the poems for the month.
Since the poems are so short I do read a few each day. It is not really important to me to read just one a day or to use the book all year long. I really like that all the poems on each 2 page spread all go together. They are about the same animal or about the same kinds of animals/insects. Another thing I like about Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright is that the book has a built in bookmark. Another perk to this book of poems is that the art is very easy on the eyes. Perfect for young children to look at and not be overwhelmed with by a bunch of different drawings to look. It makes it very easy for my youngest to narrow in on certain images and let me know what they are. Both girls love to listen to the poems and then often pretend that they are the animal from the 2 page spread.
I would most certainly recommend Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! The poems are short which is great for young children who get easily distracted when you read something that is longer. These poems are perfect for our youngest as she is 2 and her attention span is not that long. And because it is a poem a day style book you end up with 366 different poems. Yes, that is right, 366 poems. There is even a poem for when the year is a leap year. We got this poem book from Timberdoodle and it also comes with their 1st Grade Kit. Even though it comes with the 1st grade kit I do highly recommend it for younger children so they to hear a lot of different poems and it will be perfect for them to listen to as they are playing. Do you have any books that have a ton of different stories in them? Which books are your kids favorites to listen to or read?