All text and images copyright Tim Myers 2008

Dark-Sparkle Tea and Other Bedtime Poems (2006)

Wordsong, Boyds Mills Press

"Myers writes songs, in addition to stories and poems, and the selections in this collection

beg for a guitar to back up their foot-tapping beats and infectious, repetitive words.  The

subject is bedtime, but these aren't sleepy-time rhymes...Children will enjoy the...nursery-

rhyme wordplay...sure to provoke giggles."

                                                                    --Gillian Engberg, American Library Association

"Through fresh and playful language, Myers explores a broad range of bedtime moods and

subjects...This lovely collection of tucking-in poems will have broad child appeal."

                                                                    --School Library Journal

"It is obvious from the title page on that the author has vast experience and knowledge of the

bedtime routines parents try to perpetuate and the delaying tactics that children try to

perpetuate...The poems are written with different rhythms, styles, cadences, and meters which

keep them fresh and lively as the reader turns the page anticipating the next little gem."


Text copyright 2006 Tim Myers.  Illustrations copyright 2006 Kelly Cunningham.

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