Food is one of the basics of day-to-day life and this has not escaped the attention of poets, particularly how food plays a part in childhood, family time, and special celebrations. Take a look at these poetry books, for example, and share them along with a cooking activity or a tasty snack.
The list begins:
Adoff, Arnold. 1988. Chocolate Dreams. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.
Argueta, Jorge. 2009. Sopa de frijoles/ Bean Soup. Ill. by Rafael Yockteng. Toronto, ON: Groundwood.
Brown, Calef. 2008. Soup For Breakfast. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Fitzgerald, Joanne. 2007. Yum! Yum! Markham, Ontario. Fizhenry & Whiteside.
George, Kristine O’Connell. 2001. Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems. New York: Clarion.
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