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    Not a book on the study of poetry, rather a collection of poems chosen by kids from age 6 to 16. It's called "I Like This Poem" and is a wonderful anthology of poems incredibly diverse and interesting. It was published originally in 1979 and I got my first copy only a few years later.

    It is a rare thing to find a book which doesn't prescribe what poems kids ought to be reading - most books are collections of "these are suitable for such-and-such an age". The editor of this book, Kay Webbe (who has since passed away), thought it would be interesting to ask kids what poems they themselves liked - and she chose a few from each age-group's picks.

    I used this throughout my middle and high school years when choosing a poem for the speech exams I did each year, and to this day have a copy of this book to read from time to time.

    Aspie

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    That does look cute. I haven't seen that one. The Amazon cover and art look pretty recent - it looks like it must have had a good reprint at some point.
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    I've had this since I was a kid (with the 'Year of the Child' cover). It's sitting among all my poetry books, pages falling out...

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    I Like This Poem...Great Poetry Book
    Farrar, yes, the new cover looks lovely.

    Elly, I had that Year of the Child copy as well! I lost it years ago but bought a new edition a few years ago...I cannot imagine not having it.

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    How funny! My copy is from 1982, when I was 8, so I guess a good time for being given it. I like coming back to it with my son, because he tends to pick out different poems to the ones I have always read. It's like getting a new life from the book!
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    I think I got my own copy around the same time, maybe one year earlier, at age 12.

    It is one of my two favourite books from my childhood.

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    Yes, it is very nice poetry and I like this poem.

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    Thanks for this suggestion!

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