What Are Some Good Short and Easy Poems for Kids?


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The accessible subject matter and catchy rhythm of Shel Silverstein's poems such as "Invitation," "Lazy Jane" and "The Worst" make Silverstein's poetry an ideal choice for young readers. Decades after the publication of Silverstein's first poetry collection "Where the Sidewalk Ends," Silverstein's work continues to entertain children.

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What Are Some Good Short and Easy Poems for Kids?
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In addition to children's books such as "The Giving Tree," Silverstein published a number of poetry collections including "A Light in the Attic" and "Falling Up." Poems like "Crystal Ball," in which the speaker guesses his companion's lunch based not on psychic powers but the stains on her dress, and "The Fourth," which uses descriptive words and exclamation points to simulate the sound of fireworks, use humor and catchy rhyme patterns to grab children's attention and introduce them to poetry.

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