Friday, January 4, 2008

This is Just to Say by Joyce Sidman

This Is Just to Say is a book of poems of apology and forgiveness. Mrs. Merz and her sixth grade class wrote these poems for a school project. They enjoyed the project so much that they decided to create and publish a book of their poems. The poems are heart felt and touching. The children accurately portray their true emotions and feelings as only a young child truly can. Each poem is written to a specific individual whom the child is apologizing to. Many of the recipients of the poems also write responses to their poem that as are equally touching. I am not normally a fan of poetry, but this book captivated me and reminded of feelings I also had as a child. It is an excellent, fast read!

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