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Collector of Things & Other Poems

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Collector of Things & Other Poems is a collection of children's poetry in the vein of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky. Unfortunately, it does not really add anything to the "goofy children's poetry" genre. There are a few good poems in here, about being yourself and growing as a person, but the "silliness" factor feels extremely forced and awkward and there is nothing special about the illustrations either. I just wasn't very impressed with this collection and found myself struggling to get through it.

Note: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated in any other fashion for the review and the opinions reflected below are entirely my own. Special thanks to the publisher and author for providing the copy.
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This is a great book about collecting things. Kids will easily related to this book. They will also learn to think of things that they can possibly collect.
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This collection of over 100 children's verses features fun and whimsical characters like Millionaire Montgomery, inspiring hours of lighthearted entertainment and poetic hilarity.  The poems are whitty and laugh out loud silliness, while the illustrations are reminiscent of "Where the Sidewalk Ends."  With topics ranging from family to food, friendships to the absolute nonsense, we laughed our way this one.  This poetry collection is perfect for poetry tea time or just any time, and it's perfect for children ages 7-10... and their parents too!

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this title from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.
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This collection of poems is entertaining, and will certainly ignite an interest for poetry in young children!
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This book was way longer than expected. It has a lot of rhyming and would be suitable to read for young kids before bed, maybe 3 to 6 years old. It had some interesting topics for adults, spinning them into funny, relatable tales. There are also illustrations every few pages which are nice for children to look at.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review  via netgalley and the publishers.

Collector of Things and other poems is a book of poetry for children with supposed lively illustrations - unfortunately only the first 8 poems were visible in my pdf version and on my netgalley shelf, the rest of the book was blank with just the title of the poem/illustration on each page. The poems I read were lovely but I can't say anything about the rest of the book as I couldn't see it which I'm very disappointed with.
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Sadly I was disappointed with this collection as were the  very small but diverse group of children I read some of the poems too.Whilst the topics chosen were enjoyable and appropriate to the age group the problems lay with the meter.Rhyme didn’t always work which is really important to children at this age and if the rhyme worked then the overall scanning often seemed awkward
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I didn't really enjoy this but I'm also not the target audience. I think this was very kiddy even for the kids books I've read and there were some things even most teenagers wouldn't understand in this book, I liked the illustrations though and if you have a kid I'd recommend you just may have to explain a few things.

Disclaimer I read this arc on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

(the ISBN is wrong on Goodreads so I can't rate through Netgalley but will add a review still. )
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This was a lovely collection of poems. The poems are perfect for children. The illustrations were awesome and reminded me of Where the Sidewalk Ends. Most of the poems rhymed. This was a quick, but great read.
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Thank you to the author Riya Aarini and Netgalley for accepting my request of this ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Illustrated, funny and fresh short stories written as poems for kids. It has funny and cute illustrations on the inside.

It's a fresh and light reading, written in light verses with rhythm. 

It talks about childhood, adulthood, friendship, food, and children topics. 

I have to say that I haven't connected with its poems, but I really found them very beautiful and so well written. This book mixes general children topics with a humor so fresh and easy for children to understand. 

It's perfect for children around ages 8-10! 

You can find this book on Amazon. 

This book comes out on 4th September 2021, so stay tuned!

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“Collector of Things & Other Poems” transported me back to childhood. Similar style to the classic “Where the Sidewalk Ends”, with the audience being today’s generation of children.  

Imaginative, fun, silly, laugh aloud, simplistic yet detailed illustrations, and oh so much fun! With a cast of memorable characters and great poems throughout, makes this a great book for middle school aged kids! 

A sincere thank you to NetGalley and author, Riya Aarini for providing me an advance copy (ARC) of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to read this story and leave my review voluntarily.
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Book was really cute, definitely Where the Sidewalk Ends kind of vibe. My daughter laughed reading it out loud together.
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