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Review: Favorite Poems Old and New

I cannot remember where I first heard about Favorite Poems Old and New, but I do recall the excitement when I finally found it somewhere, second-hand and affordable.

This sturdy volume of almost 600 pages is a treasure.  Last night Miss 12 was wandering around aimlessly, so we grabbed the book and settled down on the verandah couch for half an hour of poetry.  We chose the section on funny poetry (of course) and laughed and giggled our way through it, skipping the violent verses, until bed time.  Then we just needed to dip into the rest of the book –for only a few minutes, of course—but they stretched on and on.  Of course.  Miss 12 went to bed much too late, but very happy.

You can read the rest of this review over at The Curriculum Choice.

For more information about classical education, you can visit Trivium Tuesdays, and for more great read alouds, visit Read Aloud Thursday.


  1. Jenn4him says:

    We read the entire book last year for school. I have to say that the kids did not love them all, of course, but it was a good book in general.

  2. I think I own this book, but I’d have to double check to be sure. I agree with you that poetry should first be enjoyed, and I need to re-double my efforts to get more of it into our days.

    Thank you so much for linking up to RAT! The button looks great! 🙂

  3. Amy says:

    600 pages! Wowzers! Sounds like an amazing book. I really need to read more poetry to my kids. I’m being so inspired by everyone linking up to Trivium Tuesdays, but I’m afraid that there is not enough time in each day to fit everything in!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      No, there’s no way you can do it all.

      You just need to sit down and determine what it is that your family needs, and do that. I find it hard to remember that one thing they don’t need is a frazzled mom. 🙂

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