Many works of poetry for children are published in picture book form, but they rarely contain a single poem. That is the purview of the “poem picture book,” a presentation of a single poem spread across the pages of a picture book, line by line. This format provides an excellent opportunity to re-interpret classic poems such as in the following examples.
The list begins:
Bates, Katharine Lee. 1994. O Beautiful for Spacious Skies. Ill. by Wayne Thiebaud. New York: Chronicle.
Carroll, Lewis. 2004. Jabberwocky. Ill. by Stephane Jorisch. Toronto: Kids Can Press.
Field, Eugene. 2008. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod. Ill. by Giselle Potter. New York: Schwartz and Wade.
Frost, Robert. 1978/2001. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Ill. by Susan Jeffers. New York: Dutton.
Johnson, James Weldon. 1995. Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing. Ill. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. New York: Scholastic.
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