Amazing Faces by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Chris Soentpiet is a gorgeous book of poems sent to me by Lee and Low Books to review. As I read through these poems I was instantly impressed with them, finding many ways to use them at my school and for pleasure.
The artwork in this collection of poetry focusing on children experiencing a wide range of feelings, features a wide range of cultures. (The cover is one example of this). Because each poem focused on an emotion that someone may be feeling there are many ways that these poems could be used as discussion tools in schools. Poems are written by well known authors such as Pat Mora, Nikki Grimes and Joseph Bruchac as well as authors that were lesser known to me. Common events in life are depicted in the pictures and poems adding to the book's appeal as readers will be able to easily identify with the poems and illustrations.
This book is a fabulous addition to any collection. I have read through these poems as have my children, and each time we are able to enjoy the poetry and illustrations and find something new to talk about.