Surprises by Lee Bennett HopkinsSurprises by Lee Bennett Hopkins


byLee Bennett Hopkins

Paperback | August 27, 1986

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‘These thirty-eight poems offer beginning readers a chance to try some verse. With drawings that pack a lot of action, a friendly book that will connect with everyday lives and lend a little music along the way.’ —BL.

Notable Children's Books of 1984 (ALA)
Best Books of 1984 (SLJ)
Children's Books of 1984 (Library of Congress)

Noted poet Lee Bennett Hopkins has edited or authored numerous books for children, including the I Can Read Books Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees; A Pet for Me: Poems; and the ALA Notable Children's Book Surprises. The recipient of a Christopher Award and the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting contributions...
Title:SurprisesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.19 inPublished:August 27, 1986Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064441059

ISBN - 13:9780064441056

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meets Its Purpose An unassuming collection of easy to read poetry for early readers.  Simple, short, rhyming poems sorted into sections such as pets, vehicles, weather, etc.  A variety of mostly known poets such as X.J. Kennedy, Aileen Fisher, Carl Sandburg and Dorothy Aldis are collected.  The book doesn't have a table of contents but makes up for that with an index of authors and titles.  I found the illustrations to be lacklustre but otherwise a decent book of poems that suffices as an easy reader.
Date published: 2013-12-04

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A collection of short poems by Marchette Chute, Myra Cohn Livingston, Aileen Fisher, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and other authors.