Friday, September 25, 2015

Poetry Friday: Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling

Filling little boxes with treasures from home, helps a Chinese American brother and sister prepare for a move. The picture book-in-verse tells a complete story as a novel-in-verse would. Another delight from Chronicle, and it's perfect for Poetry Friday!


One stray leaf
flutters down
onto my box--
If I had a koala I'd feed
her this minty meal all
day long--
the perfect treasure
to remind me of home.

Double Happiness
By Nancy Tupper Ling
Illustrated by Alina Chau
Chronicle Books, 2015


Sylvia Vardell said...

Hi and thanks for joining our Poetry Friday gathering! I just saw this book, DOUBLE HAPPINESS, today, as a matter of fact and it's lovely, isn't it?!

Sally Murphy said...

This looks like a delightful verse novel, and I love the extract. Off to seek out the book for myself :)