Introduce children to the work of celebrated American poet Walt Whitman! Carefully chosen for kids, 35 illustrated poems are presented and explained by New York University professor Karen Karbenier, PhD, a Whitman expert. Walt Whitman includes enlightening commentary for each poem, definitions of key words, and a foreword by the expert. Vibrant illustrations invigorate the poetry. Starting off with "I Hear America Singing," the collection includes excerpts from "Song of Myself," "O Captain! My Captain!", poems from Leaves of Grass, and many more thought-provoking, descriptive, and kid-friendly selections. This beautiful book of poems is a perfect introduction to the famous American poet Walt Whitman. There are 35 carefully chosen poems for kids to enjoy. The poems are presented and explained by New York University professor Karen Karbiener, PhD, a Whitman expert. Each poem features commentary on its content, definitions of perhaps unfamiliar words to a child, and an enlightening forward that gives educational background on the poet himself and how the book is designed. The illustrations make the words come alive contributing a visual form of poetry themselves. The collection features a variety of poems that are kid-friendly and describe life as Walt Whitman saw it. I love at the end of the book a section entitled "What Walt Was Thinking".