Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
[Addendum: I didn’t even realize when I scheduled this post that it was for the day after the #SharpSchu book club on Twitter where Ame was one of the guest stars. She is hysterical!] Dot in Ame Dyckman’s Wolfie the Bunny got me thinking about how we constantly judge each other by how we look or what group we belong to. That made me think of kids growing up in very tough areas and inspired a poetryaction featuring a much bleaker setting than this funny book has! But it also reflects how Dot comes through as a wonderful sister to Wolfie. “I’ll start with your toes!” is the line I love best, when Dot defends Wolfie to a bear. If none of this is making sense, it’s because you must go read the book!
I’d pair Wolfie with Gaston, another wonderful nurture over nature book!
Jama at the delicious Jama’s Alphabet Soup has the Poetry Friday Roundup today. Mangia!