National Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me” by Alice Walker

In a series of short verses, Alice Walker praises the world around her: “There is a sky/ At the end of my Eye/ Seeing Me.” “There is a dance/ That lives In my bones/ Dancing Me.” “There is a song/ Deep in/ My body/ Singing/ Me.”

Appropriately one of the verses is “There is a poem/ In the cradle/ Of my Soul/ Rocking me.” The pictures by fabulous Stefano Vitale capture the joy of the young girl as she celebrates her life and the glory of the Earth.

Walker writes in an Afterword that this book came about because one day she was out walking, and it was so beautiful, “the wonder of myself as part of all this overcame me.” She went home and wrote this book, “which was not a book then, but a thank you note.”

Rating: 3.5/5

Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 2006

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 1 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060570806
ISBN-13: 978-0060570804

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8 Responses to National Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me” by Alice Walker

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    Those illustrations are fabulous and the poetry might be on a level I could understand.

  2. bookingmama says:

    I’m with Kathy on this one. The colors in the illustrations draw me in!

  3. Staci@LifeintheThumb says:

    Love the illustrations!

  4. trish422 says:

    I love the idea of this even though I’m not a real poetry fanatic.

  5. Such vivid and original illustrations. My son would love them! Especially the first one where the music is part of the girl. So many interesting details in her hair.

  6. parrish lantern says:

    there are such vivid images here that would really inspire.

  7. Jenners says:

    I am in love with the vibrant colors in the illustrations!!!

  8. Ti says:

    I love the colorful illustrations!!

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