Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Father Knows The Names of Things

My Father Knows The Names of Things. Jane Yolen. Illustrated by Stephane Jorisch. 2010. April 2010. Simon & Schuster. 32 pages.
My father knows the names of things,
Each bird that sings,
Their nicknames, too.
He knows the names of dogs
And cheese
And seven words that all mean blue.
A little boy celebrates his father in Jane Yolen's newest picture book. What makes this little boy's father so special, so great? Read and see for yourself!

What I liked best about My Father Knows the Names of Things is how poetic it is.

He knows which mosses are the fuzziest,
He knows which insects are the buzziest,
And when we're sailing on the sea
He tells the names of fish to me.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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