Children’s poetry is typically not more than one page or two pages long. And yet, within that one or two pages, kids can get a really strong positive emotional response that encourages them to want to read another poem.
Time has a brief, sweet write-up on Kenn Nesbitt, America’s new Children’s Poet Laureate.
If nothing else, you’ll want to read his poem about a pet amoeba. It requires an extremely small birthday cake.