April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate poetry I am posting several reviews and features of poetry books that I've read in the last month. Two days ago, I reviewed New York City Haiku. I loved it. Read my review and then enter to win a copy.
Title: All the World A Poem by Gilles Tibo
Illustrator: Manon Gauthier
Publisher: Pajama Press
Category: Children's Fiction, 32 pages
Published: August 30, 2016
Content Rating: G
Poems tall or short or wide—
All are infinite inside.
In Gilles Tibo’s wonder-filled tribute to poetry, poems bloom in fields, fly on the wings of birds, and float on the foam of the sea. They are written in the dark of night, in the light of happiness, and in the warmth of the writer’s heart. Each poem is illustrated with Manon Gauthier’s whimsical paper collage art, which is both child-like and sophisticated.
Rhymed or unrhymed, regular or irregular, the verses bring not just poems but the very concept of poetry to the level of a child, making them accessible to all. If all the world is a poem, then anyone can be a poet!
Overall, I found the translation of this book--originally written in French and titled Poésies pour la vie--very well done. But I cannot see children 5+ grasping much of it. The poems, however, are beautiful and suited to an older audience.
Disclosure: Thanks to the publisher for sending us this book for review. We were not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.