The Earth is Painted Green

The Earth is Painted Green: A Garden of Poems about Our Planet edited by Barbara Brenner and illustrated by  S. D. Schindler is an older collection of poetry for children that is a wonderful choice to tie Earth Day and National Poetry Month. painted-green

The poetry comes from such diverse poets as David McCord, Shel Silverstein and Margaret Wise Brown.

The illustrations are lush and mostly gently old-fashioned, which suit the poetry well. Some have rich detail and others are slightly silly, as the poems warrant.

My recommendation is to grab the book, find a quiet spot out in nature and share the poems with some children. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day.

Age Range: 4 and up
Paperback: 81 pages
Publisher: Byron Preiss Publications (March 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0590451359
ISBN-13: 978-0590451352


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