Happy World Poetry Day!
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All around the world, people are gathering to share some of their favourite poems. World Poetry Day allows us to remember how connected we all are. Tiny Owl brings together authors and illustrators from different countries and cultures to create beautiful books for young readers. Poetry also has the potential to bring people together, from all over the world.
Poetry can benefit readers of all ages. Introducing it to young children teaches them to think deeply and creatively, concentrating more on the words used and the rhythm created from this. Poetry allows us to connect with others in a creative, free and unique way. It can introduce new ideas, new words and new ways of looking at the world in a fun and exciting format.
Our latest poetry book, Dare, inspires children to be who they want to be. With the rise of young activists and change-makers throughout the world, Dare shows future activists that they can follow their dreams and change the world, regardless of who we are.
Whether you’re two or ninety, I think anyone can learn from poetry!’ – Lorna Gutierrez, Dare’s poet
The rich and diverse illustrations add to the message of the poem, allowing children to visualise themselves as they read and see themselves making a difference on the page.
Poetry allows young children to think creatively and outside the box. No one poem is the same, from format to message. Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me includes many forms of poetry, from haiku to free verse to rap. Allowing freedom of expression and creativity, there are no limits to the ways a poem can evolve and tell a story.
Thinker’s poet Eloise Greenfield says the meter of a poem ‘can start in my head before I write even one word, or it can come in the middle of a poem, and then I have to go back and revise. Or sometimes, with free verse, I move from one meter to another’.
As poetry began as an oral tradition, why not try reading aloud? Reading aloud allows you to hear the melody and follow the rhyming patterns, creating a lyrical and musical moment.
By Amber Garvey, Tiny Owl Intern
- Thinker picked as the best diverse children’s books by The Evening Standard
- Read review by The New York Times!
- Dare featured in Children’s Books Ireland reading guide!
- Bologna Book Fair selects Dare as an excellent international book!
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