There are some very strange poems out there that are geared toward children. Many are nonsense rhymes, which I tend to stay away from, because I get nothing out of them. I like ones that tell a story, ones that really make you picture what’s happening! The first one we will look at is a … Continue reading Strange Children’s Poems and a Special Appearance of a Tyger
Mr. Nobody is definitely one of the most famous of all children’s poems. I always thought there was something a tad creepy about it, which is probably why it has stayed with me all these years. It is a shining example of an unknown author that would find great acclaim if only we knew who … Continue reading Mr. Nobody and My Shadow
Today’s subject is a subject very dear to my heart– that is, nursery rhymes!!! I have a publication of The Real Mother Goose from the 1920s that Dad had in his shop when I was a teenager and another from the 1990s that I found later. If you are looking for an amazing book for … Continue reading The Real Mother Goose
There are countless poems that are written by people whom we will never have the pleasure of crediting. It is a shame, too, because many are very good! Here is a humorous one taken from the second volume of the 1961 edition of Childcraft. A Farmer’s Boy They strolled down the lane together, The sky … Continue reading Unknown Authors and the Man in the Moon
Yes, the author of his most famous works, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. The latter is simply the best title for a book ever. I think that many people don’t even know that they are two books, and that the story that we know and love from … Continue reading The Inevitable Lewis Carroll
Children love animals, and why not? Housepets seem to understand us when no one else will, and better yet, we can give them hysterical dialogue to entertain us with! If you’ve ever found yourself creating a back-and-forth dialogue with your pet, you are not alone! When I was a teenager, I saw this print in … Continue reading Children and Animals
May 1st is May Day, which is traditionally celebrated with parades, games, and cake. Supposedly, children would do a ‘ribbon dance’ around a maypole, weaving ribbons of various colors to create a sort of braid. I wonder if they still do this? I have only heard about it in poems! Spring is my favorite season. … Continue reading May Day is Here!