Mary Ann Hoberman

Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart

Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers • 2012 • 144 pages • ISBN:  978-0-3161-2947-3

Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart

illustrated by Michael Emberley

When you learn a poem by heart, it becomes a part of you. You know it in your mind, in your mouth, in your ears, in your whole body. And best of all, you know it forever.

From the creators of the bestselling You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You series comes this new collection of poems especially suitable for learning by heart and saying aloud. With personal introductions by Mary Ann Hoberman—as well as her own time-tested tips and tools for memorization and recitation—and vivid illustrations by Michael Emberley featuring his trademark wit and lively characters, Forget-Me-Nots includes more than 120 works from both classic and contemporary poets, from childhood favorites to lesser-known treasures.

This anthology will inspire a love of learning poetry!


Publishers Weekly
“A multidimensional and thoughtful cross section of verse with keepers on nearly every page.”
starred review
The Horn Book
“A treasure trove of the familiar and the fresh...A wonderful gift book for poetry lovers, but even children who have never considered learning a poem by heart will find much to love here.”
starred review
School Library Journal
“A wonderful addition to any collection.”