|Lucy Gray, ed|
|Pages/Publication Date:||96 / 2014|
A celebration of children, of childhood, and in many ways, of being a parent, this collection offers some of the best poetry ever written about children, from William Blake, Christina Rossetti, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, E.E. Cummings, and many others. The poems range from the humor of childish talk and the making of lifelong memories to the pain of losing a child and the profound love that being a mother or father can bring. The book is beautifully illustrated with images of children's activities, families together, and days away—many taken from the lovely lithographed British travel advertisements of the early 20th century.