The Art and Poetry of Hope Anita Smith

h1 June 15th, 2017 by jules


(Click on image to enlarge and read the poem, “The Guitar Lesson”)


 

As a follow-up to my Kirkus Q&A last week with Hope Anita Smith, here are some illustrations from My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, May 2017), which she wrote and illustrated.



 


“My daddy— / he is far away. / I write to him / most every day. …”
(Click to enlarge and read the poem in its entirety)


 


“Sometimes I forget / I’m supposed to be good. …”
(Click to enlarge and read the poem in its entirety)


 


(Click on image to enlarge and read the poem, “My Daddy Rules the World”)


 



 

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MY DADDY RULES THE WORLD: POEMS ABOUT DADS. Copyright © 2017 by Hope Anita Smith. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, New York.

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