Big, Bad Rain And Other Poems in Your Ear


Linda M. Deane

“...The big, blue sky looks black, rain clouds gathering in the gap....hear Mekhele joke, we’re gonna need a boat in all of this rain...Chhh!!! BIG, BAD RAIN!” These are poems that sing in the mouth and dance in the ear — designed expressly for reading aloud and sharing with others. The poems fall into three segments: Places, Spaces deals with nature and our familiar, though sometimes very strange, environment. Section 2 is Me, My Many Selves & I which looks at everyday life from a child’s perspective, while poems in Section 3, Dream Worlds, deal with dreams, magic and make-belief. The collection targets 7 to 11 year-olds but there is poetry for younger and older ears, too. Big, Bad Rain won Silver at Barbados’ National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) in 2017, and features a Summer Storyteller reading & creative writing guide for parents and Language Arts teachers."


Poetry, Children's/Middle Grade

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