Catch the Sky: Playful Poems on the Air We Share by Robert Heidbreder, illustrations by Emily Dove

Published by Greystone Kids

Catch the Sky: Playful Poems on the Air We Share: Heidbreder, Robert, Dove,  Emily: 9781771646314: Amazon.com: Books

Summary:  These thirty brief poems celebrate all different things you might see in the air: the sun, butterflies, leaves, birds, and more.  Each poem is just four lines: “Sunflower, standing/taller than me,/what do you see/ that I can’t see?” and is accompanied by an illustration.  Most pages contain two related poems (sunflowers and honeybees) that can be shown in the same picture.  40 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  A good first poetry book, with short rhyming poems that describe everyday topics.  The illustrations show a diverse group of kids enjoying the outdoors.

Cons:  This felt like a celebration of nature, yet a few of the subjects (kites, balloons, helicopters, paragliding, and fireworks) were about human-made objects.

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