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Friday, March 18, 2011
Illustrated Friday: Mural on Second Avenue
After an unexpected week off, Illustrated Friday is back! Mural on Second Avenue is subtitled And Other City Poems and is a collection of poems that celebrate the sights, sounds, and experiences of the city. I love books like this that serve as really accessible gateways to poetry for young readers- most people don't think of poetry when they think of read alouds but I find that kids really enjoy poetry when it's given in appropriate segments. The illustrations, of course, are top notch, with each spread being vivid, detailed, and incredibly child-friendly. This was a random grab at the library for me and I'm super excited that I got the chance to check it out. Happy Friday!