Published by Charlesbridge
Summary: A school assignment to share a collection leaves the narrator wondering what she should bring. Her classmates seem excited about their showing their arrowheads, marbles, and teddy bears, but she doesn’t collect anything. She interviews family members and friends, creating poems about each of them: her mother’s buttons, her brother’s baseball cards, an aunt’s license plates–even the mail carrier’s collection of smiling faces. The last page shows her back at school, surrounded by kids with samples of their collections on their desks. She’s not worried now, though, because she has a collection of her own–a book of poems. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A charming first poetry book for primary grade kids by the author of Fresh-Picked Poetry. Readers may be inspired to start a collection, write a poem, or do both.
Cons: This book actually came out in 2019.