My room is clean!! I've put away
the action figures, the modelling clay -
I've stuck the games behind the door,
and stacked the puzzles on the floor -
I've parked the cars, I've shelved the books,
I've hung my jacket near the hooks,
And piled the animals on the bed -
I'm not sure where I'll put my head
or hide the heap of railway track -
but I'll figure that out when I come back -
"My room is clean," I shout to Mum
as I run out to play in the sun -
I like that response in my lad.
I can't say that we liked ALL of the poems in the book, a couple left us scratching our heads. But most were good and that was good.
The poems are written by a whole variety of individuals on a variety of topics. In his foreword, P.K. Page says this " We need poets and their poetry". I know that regularly reading poems with my boy has been good for him even if we haven't delved into the different types of it. :) He just likes it! :)
So if you are Canadian (or even just like our land), perhaps this book might set well with you as well. :) We did and recommend you reading it too. :)