Copyright © 2011 Laura Purdie Salas. From the book BookSpeak: Poems About Books. Clarion Books. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids, including BookSpeak! Poems About Books, Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School, and A Leaf Can Be…. Her books’ honors include NCTE Notable, Bank Street Best Books, Eureka! Gold Medal, IRA
Teachers’ Choice, Minnesota Book Award, and more. She loves to introduce kids to poetry and help them find poems they can relate to. She has also written numerous nonfiction books. See more about Laura and her work at www.laurasalas.com.
Love this poem, Laura, and your message of love to the reader. Keep dreaming!
Thanks, Michelle:>) I like this version that talks directly to the reader–I wish it was that way in the book…
Thank you, Ruth! I’m glad you liked it:>)
Congrats on your Poetry Minute, Laura. I like every bit, but that last is just perfect. It’s like bookends, the writer and the reader!
Thanks, Linda–love the bookends analogy!
Love your poem, especially the description of the writer. Can’t be just dreamers, must be doers, also, to share the dream.
Thanks, Cindyb–so many doers who contribute to every book. It’s amazing!
This one is so good! A lot of kids (and adults) have no idea what–or who–goes into making a book. And the last few lines pack a punch, as they should.
Thanks, Kate. I know–who would have suspected a book was such a complex endeavor? Certainly not me until I was involved in the industry!
Wonderful ,Laura! I thought it seemed somehow different than in the book!