You read to me I'll read to you Author:John Ciardi Don't buy two copies of this book. Take the child on your lap as you read to him and let him have the fun of reading to you. If he in in the first grade he can read to you, for every other poem is written in a basic first-grade vocabulary, and you can help with a slightly harder word here and there. — There are two kinds of children's books. T... more »here are read-to-me-books, and there are I-can-read-to-you-books. This one is a combination. If you will read the first poem to him, he (or, of course, she) will be able to read the next poem to you. And so on.
Both the poems for you to read and those to be read to you are written with John Ciardi's skill and humor. They cover a multitude of subjects--About the Teeth of Sharks, Little Bits, Mummy Slept Late and Daddy Fixed Breakfast, The Wise Hen, All About Boys and Girls, How to tell a Tiger--these title give a picture of the range.
Edward Gorey has made funny pictures that are in harmony with John Ciardi's wonderful singing child-world.« less