Poetry Friday: Hailstones and Halibut Bones

 I didn’t read a lot of poetry as a kid. Most of the poems I remember are either from A. A. Milne or from this 1961 classic by Mary O’Neill. Hailstones and Halibut Bones contains poems about all the colors of the rainbow. There is something vaguely psychedelic but in a comfortable way about the poems and the illustrations by John Wallner.
It’s a very accessible book for kids and a great one for poetry memorization.

John memorized about half of What is Black ? when he was in 1st grade and now he is working on all of What is Gray?. David is working on he first half of What is Orange? The first few lines are below.

What is Orange? by Mary O’Neill
Orange is a tiger lily,
A carrot,
A feather from a parrot,
A flame,
The wildest color
You can name.


Poetry Friday is hosted this week at Teaching Authors.

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