This poetry anthology is a lap-size 64 page book, offering young children an excellent introduction to poetry. It abounds in rhymes from the folklore. Alma Flor and Isabel have written many original poems specifically for this book which also includes joyful poems by Ernesto Galarza, Isabel Freire de Matos, Amado Nervo, Alvaro Yunque, Edith Vera, Carlos Murciano, Ángela Figera Aymerich, and María Hortensia Lacau, among others.
Poetry is one of the best gifts we can give children. A poem a day enhances a child’s life with the sounds of words, with rhyme and rhythm, with the enchantment of images and metaphors, with the invitation to see reality with new eyes.
Our culture is very rich in outstanding poets and excellent poetry. Some poets write primarily for children, but even our most recognized poets have at some time or other written poetry that children can enjoy.