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Here’s A Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry


  • The art was created using a wide range of mediums and techniques, and Dunbar blends them seamlessly to create charming images that are amazingly expressive.
    –Donna Cardon, From School Library Journal
  • There’s something for everyone here.
    –Publishers Weekly
  • Polly Dunbar created lively illustrations for each poetic gem, and creative use of color in the design of the text and lettering brightens each spread.


  • Crews, Nina. The Neighborhood Mother Goose. Greenwillow, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0060515737
  • Denton, Kady MacDonald, comp. A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Kingfisher, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0753457108
  • DePaola, Tomie. Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose. Putnam, 1985. ISBN-13: 978-0399212581
  • Hoberman, Mary Ann. The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems. Harcourt, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0152055714
  • Hoberman, Mary Ann. You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together. Little, Brown, 2001. ISBN-13: 978-0316146111
  • Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. Climb into My Lap: First Poems to Read Together. Simon & Schuster, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0689807152
  • Kennedy, Dorothy M., and X. J. Kennedy, comps. Talking Like the Rain: A First Book of Poems. Little, Brown, 1992. ISBN-13: 978-0316488891
  • Moore, Lillian, comp. Sunflakes: Poems for Children. Clarion, 1992. ISBN-13: 978-0395588338
  • Rosen, Michael, comp. Poems for the Very Young. Kingfisher, 1993. ISBN-13: 978-0753458167