One of the rewards of a finding a great rhyme is that you don't have to be good at reading aloud to make it sing.
Think about the last time you read Shel Silverstein or Jack Prelutsky. Chances are you didn't need to gear up to read the lines. The poems did a lot of the work for you.
Linked and spaced in a clever way, the words seemed to add their own inflection and enthusiasm to your voice as you read.
In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, I've spotlighted four new books of poems that are sure to put a hop and a skip into your reading voice.
In fact, some of the poems are so fun to say aloud, you might just hear them repeated back by the listener in your lap or those snuggled up beside you.
To help round out your library, I've followed the four reviews with a list of six more books of poems that rise above the stacks.