Saturday, June 18, 2011

Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems, written by Kristine O'Connell George

Toasting Marshmallows: Camping PoemsToasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems, written by Kristine O'Connell George and illustrated by Kate Kiesler is a wonderful collection of poems about camping.  It includes many different kinds of poems and great illustrations.

I really liked this book because it gave me a chance to introduce Anna to some different kinds of poems in a topic that was interesting to her.

On Kristine O'Connell George's website there is a Teacher's Guide for her book Toasting Marshmallow.  She gives some great ideas on how to use the book as a jumping off point for some fun learning.  Also on the page featuring the Toasting Marshmallows book you will find links to audio files of the author reading some of the poems from the book and a section talking about the writing of the book.

This is a great book to include in the gear you take on a camping trip or a hike, or even to use in a backyard or living room camping experience.  It's sure to help you create great memories.

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