Summer

Summer, Summer, more Summer. A good excuse for a book spine haiku.

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Summer –

my many colored days

over in the meadow.

Acknowledgements:

SUMMER by Ruth Thomson and Peter Millard – Third book in a nonfiction series of seasonal activities and projects.

MY MANY COLORED DAYS by Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher – Posthumously-published, this picture book explores children’s emotions using color as metaphor.

OVER IN THE MEADOW by John Langstaff and Feodor Rojankovsky – Classic rhyming story based on a vintage children’s counting song by the same author/illustrator team who gave us the 1956 Caldecott Medal Winner, FROG WENT A-COURTIN’.

Book Spine Jump Rope Rhyme

I first posted this Book Spine Jump Rope Rhyme in a former blog. Book Spine poetry is  fun. It can be difficult to use rhyme in a Book Spine poem, but because I created a jump rope rhyme, this one practically wrote itself (jump rope rhymes don’t have to make sense, so they’re a lot easier). Many thanks to Bill Martin, Dr. Seuss, Nancy Shaw, Jan Brett, Barbara Jean Hicks and Ame Dyckman.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,

Sheep in a Shop,

Old Hat, New Hat,

Hop on Pop!

Town Mouse, Country Mouse,

Jitterbug Jam,

Boy Plus Bot,

Green Eggs and Ham!