THE FATHER GOOSE TREASURY OF POETRY: 101 FAVORITE POEMS FOR CHILDREN
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this stunningly illustrated treasury, Charles Ghigna, Father Goose®, has compiled 101 of his best, most-beloved children's poems to share with young readers as a first introduction to the joy of language and to the enchanted world of books. His poetry’s lilting rhythms and rhymes, and its short, simple sentences and clever repetition of key words and phrases he hopes will start children's eyes, minds, and hearts dancing along the rhythmical lines of poetry and into a lifelong love of lyrical language.
• Ideal bedtime story for young families
• Provides teachers and librarians with the perfect read-aloud book of poems to use in the classroom and the library
• Promotes language and literacy
Young readers and their families will gain an understanding of the wonder and joy of poetry, as well as a positive look at the natural world around them. In the words of Charles Ghigna, “It is the joyous power of poetry that turns listeners into readers and readers into writers.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® is the best-selling author of more than 100 books from Disney, Random House, Red Comet, Schiffer, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time, Inc. and more than 5,000 poems that appear in anthologies, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines ranging from Harper’s to Highlights from The New Yorker to Cricket magazines. He served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, poetry editor of English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services. His books have been featured on PBS, NPR, and ABC's "Good Morning America." He has read at The Library of Congress, John F. Kennedy Center, American Library in Paris, American School in Paris, International Schools of South America, Indigenous Schools of Alaska, and conferences, libraries, and schools throughout the U.S. and overseas.