Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry

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Candlewick Press (MA)
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10.5 X 11.6 X 0.7 inches | 2.25 pounds

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About the Author

Jane Yolen is the author of more than 250 books for children and young adults, including Soft House, Owl Moon, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? She also collected poems for This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomine Rhymes, an anthology of rhymes and games for toddlers. Jane Yolen divides her time between Massachusetts and Scotland.

Andrew Fusek Peters is a poet and anthologist whose work has appeared in collections for children and teens. He has also written many books. Andrew Fusek Peters lives in Shropshire, England.

Polly Dunbar is the author and illustrator of Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, as well as the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Polly Dunbar lives in Brighton, England.


A high-spirited, engaging introduction to poetry.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

With lots of hugs and kisses, as well as messy nonsense and uproarious action, this big spacious anthology of more than 60 poems is a wonderful first book to read with babies and toddlers over and over again.
--Booklist (starred review)

The poetry is witty, intelligent, and well crafted...a great way to introduce the youngest listeners to the genre.
--School Library Journal (starred review)

Featured/recommended on Oprah's 2012 Kids Reading List