What a delight to read through Caroline Kennedy's collection of poetry, one of my thrifting finds this week. I only paid 2o cents for it, but I would gladly have paid more for it.
In her foreword, Caroline Kennedy writes about a family tradition her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, encouraged of having her children choose poems as a birthday or holiday gift to give to her or grandparents. She would then paste their gifts in a special scrapbook. Some of those poems are included in this book, as well as others from around the world.
As if this literary treasure box wasn't enough, each poem is beautifully illustrated with artwork by Jon J Muth who was just named children's illustrator of the year by the Children's Choice Book Awards. His watercolors are captivating snapshots of some of the best parts of childhood.
I'm a freelance journalist and mother of two with a passion for design. Here is where I muse about creating a beautiful home with finds from around the world that reflect a love for the arts, crafts and crafting, handmade goods, and vintage treasures.