Book Review! The Everglades by Catherine Johnson

Today is National Poetry Day in the UK! Let’s celebrate with some poetry!


The Everglades

Written and illustrated by Catherine Johnson

30 pages – ages 5+
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2014)

Summary (from Amazon) “The Everglades is a poetry book for kids with half of the poems serene and half of the poems snorty. Follow the silly antics of warthogs and alligators at home in The Everglades.

What I thought- Ms. Johnson is a wonderful poet, especially for kids. Her poems are spunky and fun to read. The book is divided into “serene” and “snorty” poems, and they are just that! The serene poems gives the reader visions of the environment and wildlife of the Everglades. I have never been to the Everglades and it is cool to learn a bit about the place from Ms. Johnson’s poetry. The snorty poems will make kids giggle and snort (and maybe guffaw). The poems are put together with original artwork from Ms. Johnson and I think the artwork adds nicely to the poems and gives the reader a great read! Take a peek at an interior page!


Image from Ms. Johnson’s blog

Five bookworms for The Everglades! fivebooks

To learn more about Ms. Johnson and her other books, please visit her blog HERE.

Follow Ms. Johnson on Twitter HERE.

Like Ms. Johnson on Facebook HERE.

Want more somewhat snorty poetry? Check out Ms. Johnson’s latest collection!


Categories: Age 6-9

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29 replies

  1. A delightful book. Kids will love it and learn about the animals in the everglades.

  2. Yay, Erik! You’ve reviewed one my of good buddies and colleagues, whom I dubbed, our ‘Poetry Queen’. Catherine’s new book is awesome. Thank you so much for giving her such a great review!! (Y)

  3. Erik, I just want to hand you TEN boxes of yummy donuts (Er, with a few missing), not sure how that happened. But we won’t GO there. Just take the empty boxes and pretend the donuts are still in there. (Must be a donut thief around here.) *ahem*

    Thank you for that wonderful review of our good buddy, Catherine. I agree. Five bookworms. YEAH! She is an amazing poet and friend. You RAWK! (I promise to find out who ate the donuts.) *wipes mouth*

  4. Great review. Congratulations, Catherine!

  5. thank you for a wonderful review for my for friend Catherine! kids will LOVE her book!

  6. This looks pretty cool! I know Catherine writes great poetry from the poetry challenge we participated in, and she is focused on fun … so I bet your review is right on target, Erik. What I didn’t know is the wonderful artist she is, too!

  7. So glad you brought Catherine’s work to our attention. I did not know she was a poet. Her books sound super fun! Great review, SuperKid!

  8. Snort! Snort! SnORTT!

    Did you see that?! A warthog!

    Great review, Erik!

  9. Serene and snorty! That’s funny! And speaking of funny, I loved the alligator poem! Yay, Catherine!!

  10. Love, love, love Catherine Johnson’s humor!

  11. What a lovely surprise, Erik! I’ve just got back from a week at Disney to see this. Thanks so much. Sending a big hug from Mickey and some fireworks*.+*+*+*+*+*

  12. Great review – so fun seeing Ms. Johnson and her vegetarian alligator here. I wonder if her zombie is vegetarian too?

  13. Love poetry books. This one sounds like it has an interesting premise. Very nice! 🙂


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