“David Davis’s whimsical and soothing rhymes evoke delightful visions of gentle days and fond memories of days gone by.”
—Glenn Dromgoole, author of Good Night Cowboy and Good Night Cowgirl
Through catchy rhymes and sweet verses, this collection of poetry delivers a simple reflection on childhood pleasures in the South. More than fifty poems capture such charming reminiscences as resting under a shady magnolia trees, slurping watermelon, and rocking on an old porch swing.
Poems titled “Cowboys Down in Texas,” “Kudzu,” and “Candles in the Sky” evoke the innocence of childhood while recalling the wonderful traits of the region. State by state, award-winning author David Davis introduces young readers to a Louisiana belle, a Georgia peach, and Arkansas peanuts. Herb Leonhard’s lovely illustrations depict the dulcet sights, sounds, and memories of the South.
About the Author
David Davis is the author of almost a dozen books with Pelican, including Jazz Cats, a 2002 Children’s Book Choice selection; Librarian’s Night Before Christmas; Nurse’s Night Before Christmas; Ten Redneck Babies: A Southern Counting Book; Texas Aesop’s Fables; Texas Mother Goose; and Texas Zeke and the Longhorn. Four of his books have earned spots on the Accelerated Reader list. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Herb Leonhard is an artist who has designed various promotional materials in support of local and national charities. His award-winning art has appeared in D Magazine and on album covers, and he is the illustrator of St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice and Way Out West on My Little Pony, both published by Pelican. Leonhard lives in Prosser, Washington.
A SOUTHERN CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES
By David Davis
Illustrated by Herb Leonhard
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
40 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.