Oh Douglas Florian! He did it again. Brilliant. Beautiful. Poetrees by Douglas Florian is one of my latest favorite poetry books. When you open the book, you will see a table of content presented in a vertical way symbolizing a tall gorgeous tree. Inside, you will find poems that celebrate all kinds of tree from Coconut Trees, Oaks to Weeping Willows. But it does not stop there, you can also find poems on the different parts of a tree from its roots through barks and leaves. All poems and illustrations in this book are presented in a vertical position strengthening the vision of trees and its sizes. The illustrations completes this book perfectly. The smooth yet strong oil pastel colors compliments the poems in simple yet beautiful ways.
My ELLs studetns LOVE Douglas Florian. They have read so many of his books but best of all, they understand his poems. And I believe that is the key to engage young children into poetry.
Poetry Friday is hosted at The Drift Record/Julie Larios. I can't imagine a better way to start the weekend by immersing yourself with good poetry. Happy Reading! Enjoy the journey.