Poetry can be contagious

January 7, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Chicken Socks and other contagious poems by Brod Bagert, illustrated by Tim Ellis; published by Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press; Honesdale, PA; 1993.

Watercolor and colored pencil illustrations provide children something fun to look at while listening to the poems in this book.  They are lovely additions to the pages, but only occassionally add a dimension to the poetry: like the chickens looking at the girl with chicken socks; the calendar pages that highlight the daily misdeeds in “Next Week’s Angel;” and the clothes pinned nose in “Barnyard.”

I’d use this in a display during April (National Poetry Month) or in a box of resources for children that are sick at home.


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