Kids enjoy this anthology of intelligent poems, answering such questions as why popcorn pops –it's terrific.
"Would clouds feel fluffy,/ Soft and grand,/ If I could touch them/ With my hand?" Amy Koss takes children's minds seriously, without losing sight of the beauty and magic of discovery. Her 14 factual poems are both entertaining and fascinating to children without ever being silly. Even the adult reader will likely learn something from Where Fish Go in Winter. It is an extraordinary work.
E,S&L contrasts the proper and improper use of commas, effectively showing their impact on understanding.
This is a children's version of Lynne Truss's adult book, by the same title. It presents 13 examples of comma abuse (14, if you count the title) and their corrections, using sentences that are humorous when incorrect. For example, "Slow, children crossing" is a partial sentence of two independent phrases. However, without the comma the word slow in "Slow children crossing" becomes an adjective that modifies children. All thirteen examples are explained at end of the book.
A young boy learns that 'heaven' is understanding how Grandpa's influence continues long after he has passed away.
As his family relates precious moments they had with Grandpa, the grieving young son can't understand 'where' Grandpa is. The father wisely portrays Heaven "as any place two people who love each other have shared some time". The boy grasps the useful lesson that Grandpa's 'presence' lies in his ongoing relevance to their lives, though he no longer physically exists. The understanding enables him to tell them his own memories—emotional stuff!