Hi there everyone! Today we have this richly illustrated, richly rhythmic collection of poems that serve as a sort of ode to childhood. There are poems about jump rope, playgrounds, loving family relationships. Along with the poems, the pictures by Diane and Leo Dillon are just glorious! They really pair well with Greenfield's whole vision and mission of contributing positive and powerful portrayals of the African American community.
Eloise Greenfield has written over over forty books of children's literature and poems, and all of them are filled with her love of language and her love of the strength of the family, specifically the African American family.
Here is a bit of one of my favorite poems from the book.
Get set, ready now, jump right in.
Bounce and kick and giggle and spin.
Listen to the rope when it hits the ground.
Listen to that clappedy - slappedy sound.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!