Poetry for Kids: Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg is one of my very favorite people who adopted Chicago as their hometown.

 His description of Chicago is still my favorite: “Hog Butcher for the World/Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat/Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler,/Stormy, Husky, Brawling, City of the Big Shoulders.”

This collection Poetry for Kids: Carl Sandburg is beautifully illustrated by Robert Crawford who also illustrated T is for Taj Mahal which is a gorgeous picture book. The selections were chosen by Kathryn Benzel and are divided into sections Poems about People and Poems about Places. 

The poems include some of my favorites: Shenandoah, Fog, Jazz Fantasia and Young Bullfrogs. We’ll be using this during our weekly poetry teatime.

This gentle introduction includes commentary, definitions of key words, and an introduction to the poet’s life. We gave it a thumbs up.

It will be available in Hardcover – March 13, 2017. I read it as a DRC courtesy of Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.