WordSong If This Bird Had Pockets
WordSong If This Bird Had Pockets

If This Bird Had Pockets

By Amy Ludwig Vanderwater

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Publication Date: March 1, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

An ideal gift for children who love animals, this picture book is a celebration of Poem in your Pocket Day and a charmingly illustrated collection of playful poems about 19 different creatures.

Fascinating information about the animals (yes, sea otters have pockets!); bright, bold artwork; and short, lively poems make this collection perfect for National Poetry Month—or any day of the year.

In honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, a child imagines the poems animals would carry in their pockets, if they had pockets. What would your poem be if you were a hummingbird? Or a fox? Or a sea otter? These poems capture the essence of each animal, exploring what makes it unique. The hummingbird sings with its wings, the fox’s poem is its fiery tail flashing in the dark, and the sea otter’s poem is its secret pocket. What poem captures the heart of this child? One she writes about a child who loves animals.

About the Author

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is the author of DREAMING OF YOU (Boyds Mills Press, 2018), and WITH MY HANDS (Clarion, 2018). Her poems appear in many anthologies. She is also co-author, with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons, of the second-grade book POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES.

Emma J. Virján is the author-illustrator of the Pig in a Wig Book series, including WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A PIG IN A WIG and WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A HUSH AND A SHUSH. 

Illustrator site: emmavirjan.com

Author Residence: Holland, New York

Emma J. Virján is the author-illustrator of the Pig in a Wig Book series, including WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A PIG IN A WIG and WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A HUSH AND A SHUSH.  Illustrator site: emmavirjan.com

Illustrator Residence: Austin, Texas

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Wordsong

Publication Date: March 1, 2022

ISBN: 9781635923865

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