I mentioned in an earlier post how excited I was to have found my favorite poetry book from when I was a child

“I like this poem”

Edited by Kaye Webb


It is a collection of poetry chosen by children organized by age (6-7 all the way to 14. Though it is a new edition I was happy to find the familiar original illustrations by Anthony Maitland.

Many of the poems I have not seen or thought about in 25 years but as I turned the pages I remembered so many poems word for word. So many memories of school days in North London returned as I re-read these poems.


I first opened the book to this poem by Eleanore Farjeon, It was Long Ago. It begins like this


I’ll tell you, shall I, something I remember?

Something that still means a great deal to me.

It was long ago.


Perfect start!  Zoe is also really enjoying this volume.


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