Gems and Beads
A beautiful anthology of poems for girls, from William Shakespeare to Adrienne Rich
A lovely collection of classic and modern poems that girls will turn to again and again throughout their lives, these poems are arranged by theme. Themes range from Friends to School, from Birth and Death to Nymphs, Mermaids, Fairies, and Witches. Poets include Dickinson, Plath, Milton, Lord Tennyson, Yeats, Auden, Keats, Cummings, Barrett Browning, Frost, and Whitman. Beloved author Jacqueline Wilson has taken great delight in selecting and arranging her favorite poems for this book, making it a truly personal collection. There are poems that will incite smiles, laughs, frowns, and tears, and that will stay with readers for the rest of their lives.
Babies will enjoy learning to recognize the adorable farm animals in this board book with wooden beads. Five beads embedded into the book function as a rattle and later as a tool for helping readers count the farm animals along with George. Beautiful patterns and a reasonable price help make this an ideal choice for gift baskets.
The book deals with decisions made by the characters that would affect their future lives. How it affects their lives is surprising and unpredictable. In these stories, the characters are driven by their egos. The results are sometimes good and sometimes bad and sometimes it is up to the reader's opinion.
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