The Story Pot
When I was ten, one summer night, / The baby stars that leapt / Among the trees like dimes of light, / I cupped, and capped, and kept. It only takes a few words, if they're the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cosy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow, whether they're about the moon, night in the city, a waterlily or a wheel barrow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.