10 thoughts on “Talking to the Sun

  1. says:

    Don t underestimate children Good poetry isn t meant to be consumed in one go, nor art to be looked at just one time Maybe the first time you read this together with your seven year old, pick out a few neat animal or nature pictures and read out loud the poems that accompany them Pick the one that is most fun to say, even if you don t understand it Memorize it, or a few lines from it Read it again a few months later Read some of the other poems in that section Maybe memorize Little Fi Don t underestimate children Good poetry isn t meant to be consumed in one go, nor art to be looked at just one time Maybe the first time you read this together with your seven year old, pick out a few neat animal or nature pictures and read out loud the poems that accompany them Pick the one that is mos...


  2. says:

    I loved the art and the poems were splendid I would definitely recommend I am currently randomly trying to read for 24 hours so don t be surprised to see me read so much.


  3. says:

    This book combines poems with matching art pieces from the New York Museum of Art The art is visualy appealing but the poems weren t so interesting to me Even though the book is written for children, I don t know if it would appeal to children It would tak...


  4. says:

    This anthology of poetry combines a vast array of treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art with famous pieces of poetry from various authors everyone from Langston Hughes to Emily Dickinson to William Blake The art is incredible and the idea of pairing it with a famous piece of poetry is a good idea in theory Unfortunately, I feel this book falls flat The art is a great dealinteresting and appealing than the poetry, and I doubt contemporary students would find much of the writin This anthology of poetry combines a vast array of treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art with famous pieces of poetry from various authors everyone from Langston Hughes to Emily Dickinson to William Blake The art is incredible and the idea of pairing it with a famous piece of poetry is a good idea in theory Unfortunately, I feel this book falls flat The art is a great dealinteresting and appealing than the poetry, and I doubt...


  5. says:

    I received this book for my 9th birthday, and it is the first book of poetry I personally owned It introduced me to the poetry of Langston Hughes, which has become a life long love I used to sit up at night memorizing Juke Box Love Song This is a great book for introducing kids to poetry without condescending to them The poems that are included are manageable, but the collection doesn t underestimate the audience The inclusion of art pieces with the poetry is a wonderful way to engage you I received this book for my 9th birthday, and it is the first book of poetry I personally owned It introduced me to the poetry of Langston Hughes, which has become a life long love I used to sit up at night memorizing Juke Box Love Song Th...


  6. says:

    My sister sent me this book, to share with children in my Sunday School class, and my grandchildren Poetry from all over the world, from ancient Egypt and India, Asia, the Mideast, Europe, Scandinavia, the ...


  7. says:

    Title Talking to the Sun An Illustrated Anthology of Poems for Young People Author Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell Genre Poem Anthology Theme s Poetry, Childhood, and ArtOpening line sentence Many of the first poems known to us are magical chants that praise nature or explain things that people didn t understand about nature why the sun rises and sets, for example, or why there is thunder Brief Book Summary Combining art from the Metropolitan Museum and children s poetry, this text inc Title Talking to the Sun An Illustrated Anthology of Poems for Young People Author Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell Genre Poem Anthology Theme s Poetry, Childhood, and ArtOpening line sentence Many of the first poems known to us are magical chants that praise nature or explain things that people didn t understand about nature why the sun rises and sets, for example, or why there is thunder Brief Book Summary Combining art from the Metropolitan Museum and children s poetry, this text includes a wide range of works Each section takes on its own theme, for example nature, that is carried throughout those poems and artworks Professional Recommendation Review 1 Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly The fortunate explorer of this magnificent volume will be enriched by new perspectives on the everlasting foundations on which artists build, in words and pictures With exquisite care, Koch and Farrell chose paintings a...


  8. says:

    I love poetry anthologies for kids I love how they are illustrated and I love having lots of them to compare the different illustration styles and how that affects my understanding enjoyment of the poems Hence picking this up at HPB It seemed like a good idea at the time If by Young People they mean 23 year olds, well then, fine But good grief SO many of these poems are boring incomprehensible to me 41 let alone my daughter 8 And to top it all off, even most of the friendly poems ha I love poetry anthologies for kids I love how they are illustrated and I love having lots of them to compare the different illustration styles and how that affects my understanding enjoyment of the poems Hence picking this up at HPB It seemed like a good idea at the time If by Young People they mean 23 year olds, well then, fine But good...


  9. says:

    There s something about this combination of art and poetry that brings out the best characteristics in both It provides a visual, even if they re from different eras or cultures as they often are, giving the art a context and...


  10. says:

    This book is amazing You can find it in the kid section.I got it for 6 year old Sienna originally.To convert her to poetry A lot of nice pictures paintings Then I found stuff I was like Spoiler Alert Just...


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *