Poems for a journey

January 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Come with Me: Poems for a Journey by Naomi Shihab Nye, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino; published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins; Hong Kong; 2000.

The relief collages attracted me to this book and they provide a remarkable subtext to the poetry.  Including a crazy quilt pattern on the end pages let us know that there will be cohesion to the mixture of poetry inside.  Each poem addresses a different aspect of journeying; the text and images meld magically to tell the story of each poem uniquely–sometimes as concrete poems, sometimes with text color matching the focus of the image.

I’d put this book in a box with a vacation theme.  It would also be a good tool for collaboration between the language arts and art teachers.

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