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The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems

by Belinda Hollyer

Other authors: Holly Swain (Illustrator)

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Appropriate grade level: Grade 2- Grade 5
this book is a collection of poetry that captures many aspects of family relationships and interactions. The poems reflect diversity of modern family life. The themes of the poems are love, togetherness, family feuds, and shared memories as a family. This book have delightful illustrations that add a spark to the poems.
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This book can be used a resource to show students diversity.
Writing Assignments about their family , and students will shared and talk about their families.
  jessi1590 | Dec 19, 2011 |
The book of Family Poems is terrific for the age groups 1st through 5th grade. Not many illustrations are rendered black and white with standard text. The poems in general are written with warmth and humor and examine family life and childhood. The poem selected was My Brother. It’s a sister's perspective of the arrival of her new brother. The poem lists the sister's complaints about the infant’s activities and feels that he should be replaced with someone like her. Site words could be pulled out and have definitions applied. A word web could be created using synonyms on one side and the definitions on the other.
  jkramer | Sep 30, 2011 |
This anthology of poems teaches children about the diversity of family relationships. In the introduction the author explains that a family means many different things to different children. “No one’s home, no one’s life, and especially no one’s family is exactly like anyone else’s” (p. 12).

This anthology provides ease of use by including: (a) a table of contents by chapter; (b) an index of poets; and (c) an index of poems by first lines. The author provides an acknowledgment thanking the copyright holders for their permission to reproduce the poems. Simple, pen and ink drawings are sprinkled throughout the book. The heavy-stock paper will withstand many turns of the pages. A very comprehensive collection of poems. ( )
  marciaskidslit | Aug 17, 2008 |
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Today's children experience many different types of families in their own as well as in their friends' lives. This exuberant collection includes more than 150 poems from some of today's best poets to reflect the enormous diversity of modern family life. Poems about individual family members are deftly interwoven with themes of belonging and togetherness, family feuds, shared memories, play, loss, and love. Holly Swain's delightful illustrations add sparkle and charm throughout. Bubbling with attitude and affection, this is a true celebration of families everywhere and a perfect collection to share.

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A collection of poetry that captures many aspects of family relationships and interactions.

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