I am looking for a children’s poetry book published early 60s or maybe 50s. It had a purple hardcover. I believe a girl was on it. Maybe she was swinging?
Three poems I remember are the moon’s the north wind’s cooky , Tyger Tyger and the mock turtle song.
I’m looking for a poem from the 1980s. Here’s what I remember:
One day mommy brought me a treat
and I asked her if it was something to eat
or is it round and can I bounce it on the ground
No my dear she said to me
its neither and she let me see
and there inside the the wrappings lay
a sailboat for which to play
? – something about bringing it down to the pond
the fastest little craft afloat
I am looking for a book that, of course, I lent to someone and never saw again. It was an alphabetic listing of poetic forms drawing from cultures all around the planet. I really need the book for a writing group I do with children.
Thanks so much.