Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems - First Edition Children's Books - Vintage Child Book, Children's Poems, Rhymes, 1980s

$24.00

Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems. Selected poems illustrated by 9 Caldecott Medal artists.

Poems compiled by Jan Carr, Eva Moore, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Mary Michaels White. Illustrated by Marcia Brown, Leo & Diane Dillon, Richard Egielski, Trina Schart Hyman, Arnold Lobel, Maurice Sendak, Marc Simont, Margot Zemach. 1988, first edition thus, first Scholastic printing. Scholastic Inc., publishers.

Sing a Song of Popcorn evolved from Poems Children Will Sit Still For: A Selection for the Primary Grades, first published by Scholastic for classroom instruction in 1968. Twenty years later, the editors who compiled the poems for the first book, joined by editor Jan Carr, created this revised edition of 128 poems to be enjoyed by children in and out of the classroom.

The poems are organized into nine sections, each illustrated by a Caldecott Award artist.

Fun With Rhymes - Trina Schart Hyman
Mostly Weather - Marcia Brown
Spooky Poems - Morgot Zemach
Story Poems - Maurice Sendak
Mostly Animals - Arnold Lobel
Mostly People - Marc Simont
Mostly Nonsense - Richard Egielski
Seeing, Feeling, Thinking - Leo and Diane Dillon
In a Few Words - Marcia Brown

The book is indexed by title, first lines, and authors, and concludes with artist bios.

Poets include John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, David McCord, Eve Merriam, Ogden Nash, Charlotte Pomerantz, Theodore Roethke, Christina G. Rossetti, Shel Silverstein, Robert Louis Stevenson.

Beatirce Schenk de Regniers writes in the Introduction:

"...Many people can read a poem silently and hear its music. But it seems to me that the full power of a poem - the jazzy rhythms, the lyrical cadence, the dance of language, the sheer pleasure of fooling around with sound and meaning - can be fully appreciated only if the poem is read aloud. This would be particularly true for children.

Take time to read these poems aloud. Use your normal tone of voice. The advice the Duchess gave Alice (in Wonderland) is as good as any: "Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves."...

For this book particularly, what Jorge Luis Borges says of reading in general applies: "It should be for happiness."

Happy reading!"

APRIL RAIN SONG

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with
silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night.
And I love the rain.

- Langston Hughes

Condition*: Fine/Fine.

*Based on guidelines of the Independent Online Booksellers' Association.

Etsy.com/shop/TheCharmedBookshop
Visit TheCharmedBookshop.com for more first edition children's books.

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 7 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

"We respect your privacy..." What does it mean to you as a valued customer of The Charmed Bookshop?

* I will not share your personal information acquired in the process of communicating with you or fulfilling your order with third parties.
* I do not maintain a separate customer list outside of Etsy for marketing or other purposes.
* I will contact you only through Etsy and only to answer your questions or communicate information about your order unless you provide explicit permission to contact you via personal email or phone number.

EUROZONE CUSTOMERS AND GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)*

Information I collect about you, what I do with it, and how long I keep it:

1. Etsy hosts our shop and an Etsy-powered Pattern Website - Thecharmedbookshop.com - and facilitates purchases, payments, and shipping. When you order an item from The Charmed Bookshop, Etsy collects your full name, physical/billing address, phone number/s, email address, and payment information. In turn, I acquire your full name, mailing address, and email address in order to fulfill your order. I print a hard copy of your order receipt and a mailing label but I do not use this information for any other purpose or share it with third parties.

2. Etsy retains your payment information, such as PayPal, credit card, or other payment method. I do not have access to this information nor will I ask for it.

3. Etsy collects visitor data which it shares with its sellers. I supplement this information with additional data collected by Google Analytics. This information helps me identify potential problems, manage backend processes, and develop content. However, the data that I view is anonymous and does not contain personal information.

Please review your browser's privacy settings for additional privacy support. Your browser is the program you use to surf the Web, e.g. Chrome, Safari, Edge/Internet Explorer, Firefox.

4. I will keep customer information as required by U.S. federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

SUBJECT ACCESS REQUESTS AND CORRECTIONS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Please contact Etsy to file a Subject Access Request (SAR) and receive a copy of your personal information or to correct information they may have about you.

To protect the privacy and identities of customers of The Charmed Bookshop, I will forward all Subject Access Requests that I receive to Etsy absent any ability to confirm the requester's identity or the legitimacy of the request.

*GDPR compliance is a courtesy to EU customers and should not be construed to supersede the laws of the government of the United States or local and state jurisdictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

I wrap every book with care and ship it in a padded mailing envelope or USPS box. If you're purchasing a gift, please advise of this when ordering and include a gift message.

Care instructions

1. I lightly clean books, as needed, but I don't attempt repairs or restoration. If you'd like a book restored, you'll find trustworthy, qualified experts in your area through libraries or museums.

I also recommend the following care instructions.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works -
https://goo.gl/6CZ9zA

2. Photos are cropped and resized to Etsy guidelines but are otherwise unedited. Please contact me if you'd like additional photos of book details.

3. Descriptions of condition are based on guidelines from the Independent Online Booksellers' Association.

Order processing time

I'll process and ship your purchase in 1 - 3 business days, and I'll ship anywhere in the world via any mail or delivery service that Etsy offers. (Please refer to the Shipping section for average shipping turn-around times by region.) If I encounter any delays in processing your order, I will advise you in advance.

Legal imprint