Climb Into My Lap, First Poems to Read Together - First Edition Childrens Books - Vintage Child Book, Children's Poetry


First edition of Climb Into My Lap: First Poems to Read Together, a well curated collection of poems selected for children.

Various authors. Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Illustrated by Kathryn Brown. First edition, 1998. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

From the jacket:

"Here...are poems that speak directly to youngsters about their budding independence, as poets explore everything from the instant a child declares "see, I can do it all myself" to a range of favorite "Secret Places". Most of all, here are poems about children's special relationships with family and friends."

Lee Bennett Hopkins (1938 - ) is an educator, poet, author, and anthologist.

Award-winning artist Kathryn Brown (1955 - ) has illustrated many children's books, including Tough Boris, Eeny Meeny Miney Mole, From Lullaby to Lullaby, and When Moon Falls Down. Her artwork for Climb Into My Lap is beautiful.


Secret Places
It's So Funny!
Worlds of Make-Believe
It's Story Time!
Little Hands and Fingers - Little Toes and Feet
Good Night


Dorothy Aldis
John Kendrick Banks
James Barrie
Lewis Carroll
Deborah Chandra
Elizabeth Corbett
Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Eugene Field
Lillian M Fisher
Fran Haraway
Mary Ann Hoberman
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Joy Hulme
Constance Andrea Keremes
Karla Kuskin
C. Drew Lamm
Edward Lear
Susan Hart Lindquist
David McCord
Megan McDonald
Beverly McLoughland
Cynthia Pederson
Prince Redcloud
A. B. Ross
Christina G Rosetti
Pam Smalcomb
Robert Louis Stevenson
Evelyn Amuedo Wade
Nancy Willard
Karen Winnick
Charlotte Zolotow

Condition*: Near Fine/Near Fine. Minor shelf wear along the upper edge of the dust jacket. Two pages have folded corners.

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