By Carrie Heyes, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 11, 2010
by Carrie Heyes
Published: July 2009, WhipperSnap Press and CreateSpace
Reading Level: 6+
Paperback: 60 pages
Carrie Heyes’ debut poetry book, Doodads: A Collection of Children’s Poetry embraces simplicity as she explores the world through the eyes of children making their way on adventures and in every day life.
Heyes’ whimsical poems lend themselves to catchy phrases and silly, but thoughtful ideas. Her cheerful illustrations complement the poetry by adding cute visual elements, while leaving plenty of room for the reader’s imagination.
Celebrating childhood is the sole theme uniting Heyes’ poems. She was inspired by her own happy life, growing up in rural Ontario, where she had the freedom to explore, learn and be a kid. Heyes’ website (CarrieHeyes.com) offers rotating videos of readings of her poems, which encourage her visitors to read along.
It is the perfect book if you only have a moment to read a poem or two, or an hour to read them all. You’ll close Doodads feeling light, content and playful, no matter what your age.
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