The Cloud Shaman by
No. 286 - 2001
ISBN: 1588982866 - Trade Paperback
Nonfiction / Poetry
Reviewed by Beverly J. Rowe, MyShelf.com
This is a lively collection
of poetry for preteens that ranges from four-line chuckles to longer rhyming
story poems; great for parents and children to read together. It will
bring up many topics for open discussions and exchange of ideas.
The first section contains short poems about every subject imaginable.
Part Two contains story poems told with wit and imagination covering everything
from dinosaurs to fudge sundaes. Part Three is all about Trolls, and Part
Four contains three short stories that are geared to help children cope
with everyday life. One story is about a boy who makes a suit of armor
to protect himself, obviously aimed to help children deal with verbal
attacks by other children.
Entertaining, stimulating and just plain fun, these poems can be read
straight through or you can browse to pick and choose any that suit your
Dr. Albano, father of four and grandfather to six, definitely knows kids
and how to speak their language. Highly recommended for reading aloud
to children ages 5 and up.
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