Funny Children's Poems About Self-Image
Leslie C. Halpern
Illustrated by Oral Nussbaum
Cricket Cottage Publishing
August 2012/ ISBN 9781478254751
by Willie Elliott
of Leslie C. Halpern's delightful children's book Rub, Scrub,
Clean the Tub was done a little different. On the way to a
dance performance, we got the book from the mailbox and my wife,
a former first-grade teacher, read the book to her sister and me
as we drove to the dance site.
at the delightful poems inspired by the antics of the author's son,
and my wife followed the usual routine by putting the illustrations
in front of my face even though I was driving on Route 80.
We all agreed
that the child-like illustrations by Oral Nussbaum fit the subject
matter of the poems to a T.
The book also
has material about self-image building and how to figure out words
be an excellent book to show young writers that everyday subjects
are excellent for subject matter of poems.
I hope the
author is not upset with me, but I reported on Facebook that I had
received a delightful children's book and quoted this poem:
has no hair
My mother says
she doesn't care
They say it's
down through jeans
I wonder what
the heck that means.