Each of the sixteen poems in Honey, I Love is spoken straight from the perspective of a child. Riding on a train, listening to music, playing with a friend…each poem elicits a new appreciation of the rich content of everyday life. The poems are accompanied by both portrait and panorama drawings that deepen the insights contained in the words.
Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield Poetry Workshop in English and Spanish
Goals: (1) To introduce students to a famous African American poet, Eloise Greenfield, and her poetry language and rhythm (2) To engage students in writing their own poetry about what they love in their lives
Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield
Illustrator: Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Published by HarperCollins on 1986
Genres: African American, Family, Poetry
Reading Level: Early Childhood, Grade K, Grades 1-2
Review Source: Teaching for Change
Also by this author: The Great Migration, The Women Who Caught the Babies
To one young narrator, it's the simple things that mean the most, like sharing laughter with a friend, taking family rides in the country, and kissing her mama's arm.
When this poem was first published in 1978 in Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems, Eloise Greenfield reminded us that love can be found just about anywhere. Now, twenty-five years later, she and celebrated children's book artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist present a stunning, newly illustrated anniversary edition that invites readers to celebrate the simple joys of loving and living.