Wordsworth writes poetry — about rainbows made of butterflies and castles in the clouds. But all the other mice in the Hawaiian rain forest make fun of Wordsworth and his “silly” poems, until the day the sun disappears, and the sky rumbles, and the rain begins to fall and fall. That’s when Wordsworth takes pen in hand and shows the others how poetry can save the day. In this delightful children’s sto
ry by poet and educator Frances Kakugawa, young readers learn the value of self-expression through poetry.
The 32-page book is an ideal tool for home or classroom use, making readers comfortable with poetry and encouraging them to try writing their own. Wordsworth the Poet provides a memorable introduction to the power of poetry for children of all ages. Wordsworth was the recipient of the 2004 Ka Palapala Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Books.