Daniel Finds a Poem

  • Title: Daniel Finds a Poem
  • Author: Micha Archer
  • Illustrator: Micha Archer
  • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House
  • Publication year: 2016
  • Brief Summary: From Penguin Random House-“What is poetry? Is it glistening morning dew? Spider thinks so. Is it crisp leaves crunching? That’s what Squirrel says. Could it be a cool pond, sun-warmed sand, or moonlight on the grass? Maybe poetry is all of these things, as it is something special for everyone—you just have to take the time to really look and listen. The magical thing is that poetry is in everyone, and Daniel is on his way to discovering a poem of his own after spending time with his animal friends. What is poetry? If you look and listen, it’s all around you!”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I found this guide from Library Lessons With Books that invites children to watch Archer read this book aloud and then draw their own definition of poetry.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I think pairing this book with the other book, Daniel’s Good Day would give children plenty of lessons.

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