If you could be loud
would you be the sound
of thunder at night
or the howl of a hound
as he bays at the moon
or the pound of the sea?
Tell me, proud loud one,
what would you be?"
Iwai's illustrations are full and luscious in soft pastels and vibrant rainbows. From the youngest children learning their color words to older children studying poetry and writing their own additional verses to extend the book, this is a wonderful addition to any collection.
I can see a class of poetry students pulling descriptive words out of a hat and writing poems in this style...
If you could be tall.... round.... a wisp.... winged... invincible...
What would your children write/dream/ wonder?