This poetry book is essential to home and school. I have watched children stop in their tracks while listening to poetry from this collection, picking up a rhythm or repetition instinctively, join in, repeat, recall and recite within a day. There is something mesmeric about each poem, its formation and inclusion. From parody, to rhyming couplet, narrative to nonsense, this is children’s poetry at its best.
From the reluctant to the confident reader, ‘Even My Ears are Smiling’ is a winning and appealing book of poetry; it offers an entrance to reading, joy, participation opportunity, word play and story sharing. I love this book. http://bookwagon.co.uk/2017/03/22/world-poetry-day-uk/