Ages: 4 - 8Publisher: Simon & Schuster Author: Christina RossettiIllustrator: Ashley Bryan


Christina Rossetti wrote many playful and entertaining poems for children. Thirteen of them, including some of the more familiar, such as, “Who Has seen the Wind?” and “The Wind Has Such a Rainy Sound,” are included in this appealing collection.


The real pleasure of this collection comes from its cut paper collages. Sometimes with single, sometimes with double page spreads, each poem is enhanced by original art. While the peacock is especially delightful, every illustration has the distinctive colors and designs that are instantly recognizable as from the hands and heart of the masterful Ashely Bryan.

Kemie Nix ©2019 Parents’ Choice

Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children’s Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents’ Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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