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Daniel Finds A Poem

Daniel Finds A Poem

Book - 2016
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A little boy's animal friends help him discover the poetry to be found in nature.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2016]
ISBN: 9780399169137
Branch Call Number: E ARCHER
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm


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Daniel, on an investigative quest to define "poetry," interviews various animals to see what they think poetry can be.

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ArapahoeLaurieAnne Mar 04, 2021

Daniel Finds a Poem is really two books in one. First, it’s a book about discovering poetry and second, it’s a book about animals in their natural habitat.

Daniel sees a sign on a post next to the public park that says, "Poetry in the Park”. He doesn't know what poetry is, so he asks all his animal friends in the park. The friends he has made in nature help him start to understand what poetry is. Spider says that poetry is “morning dew when it glistens.” For Squirrel, it is “when crisp leaves crunch.” Frog sees it as “a cool pool to dive into.”

As Daniel listens to all of the creatures, he realizes that he has created a poem, one that lets him see poetry everywhere just as they do.

mvkramer Apr 08, 2017

Young Daniel discovers poetry by talking to the animals in his favorite park. Beautiful pictures, and a good introduction to poetry for young readers.

PimaLib_KrystalV Apr 15, 2016

This is a lovely book that helps introduce poetry to young readers. Creatures of all sorts describe to Daniel what poetry means to them as he seeks to understand what poetry is. The illustrations are beautiful too!

Apr 10, 2016

The artwork and story in this book are exceptional. My 3-year-old son enjoys this book at night.

CMLibrary_rkimray Mar 08, 2016

A little boy asks the wild animals at the park, "What is poetry?" and gets a different response from each one. Ultimately, they help him write his own poem that includes all of his nature observations. A nice pick for Poetry Month or Earth Day!

Feb 25, 2016

A truly beautiful ode to nature; with illustrations reminiscent of Ezra Jack Keats. A must read for story times at any preschool daycare.


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CMLibrary_rkimray Mar 08, 2016

CMLibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 8


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