A Child’s Poem? Or Maybe Not

Surprise

 

The biggest

Surprise

On the library shelf

Is when you

Suddenly

Find yourself

Inside a book

(the hidden you)

You wonder how

The author knew.

 

by Beverley McLoughland

 

 

Beverley McLoughland is a children’s poet.  She doesn’t have a blog, website or Wikipedia entry.  Her poems have been published in literary magazines.  This poem can be found in a book called “Good Books, Good times” by Lee Bennet Hopkins published by Harper Collins.   It is a collection of funny poems celebrating the joy of words.  Although published for children it is a great read for any age.  The illustrations by Harvey Stenson just add to the fun of the book.

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