This collection of 23 poems celebrates reading in all forms—from the back of a cereal box to sports statistics to maps to, of course, books. It also explores the many ways reading changes us as stories fly like birds “…to branches / in your brain / where they sing / into your soul / like soothing / summer rain.”
Twenty-three poems capture the joys of reading.
From that thrilling moment when a child first learns to decipher words, to the excitement that follows in reading everything from road signs to field guides to internet articles to stories, these poems celebrate reading. They also explore what reading does—how it opens minds, can make you kind, and allows you to explore the whole world. Ryan O’Rourke’s rich artwork beautifully captures the imagination and playfulness in these poems by noted author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. Ages 5-9