Book Review! The Everglades by Catherine Johnson

2 Oct

Today is National Poetry Day in the UK! Let’s celebrate with some poetry!


The Everglades

Written and illustrated by Catherine Johnson

30 pages – ages 5+
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2014)

Summary (from Amazon) “The Everglades is a poetry book for kids with half of the poems serene and half of the poems snorty. Follow the silly antics of warthogs and alligators at home in The Everglades.

What I thought- Ms. Johnson is a wonderful poet, especially for kids. Her poems are spunky and fun to read. The book is divided into “serene” and “snorty” poems, and they are just that! The serene poems gives the reader visions of the environment and wildlife of the Everglades. I have never been to the Everglades and it is cool to learn a bit about the place from Ms. Johnson’s poetry. The snorty poems will make kids giggle and snort (and maybe guffaw). The poems are put together with original artwork from Ms. Johnson and I think the artwork adds nicely to the poems and gives the reader a great read! Take a peek at an interior page!


Image from Ms. Johnson’s blog

Five bookworms for The Everglades! fivebooks

To learn more about Ms. Johnson and her other books, please visit her blog HERE.

Follow Ms. Johnson on Twitter HERE.

Like Ms. Johnson on Facebook HERE.

Want more somewhat snorty poetry? Check out Ms. Johnson’s latest collection!


29 Responses to “Book Review! The Everglades by Catherine Johnson”

  1. Darlene October 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    A delightful book. Kids will love it and learn about the animals in the everglades.


  2. yvettecarol October 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Yay, Erik! You’ve reviewed one my of good buddies and colleagues, whom I dubbed, our ‘Poetry Queen’. Catherine’s new book is awesome. Thank you so much for giving her such a great review!! (Y)


  3. Robyn Campbell October 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Erik, I just want to hand you TEN boxes of yummy donuts (Er, with a few missing), not sure how that happened. But we won’t GO there. Just take the empty boxes and pretend the donuts are still in there. (Must be a donut thief around here.) *ahem*

    Thank you for that wonderful review of our good buddy, Catherine. I agree. Five bookworms. YEAH! She is an amazing poet and friend. You RAWK! (I promise to find out who ate the donuts.) *wipes mouth*


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 4, 2014 at 7:51 am #

      Um… How about I call on my good buddy Sherlock to find them? 😉 Ms. Johnson is awesome (a lot like a certain donut thief)! 😀


    • Catherine Johnson October 4, 2014 at 10:56 am #

      It would be a pleasure to munch on donuts with you Robin Love ya!


  4. stanleyandkatrina October 2, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Great review. Congratulations, Catherine!


  5. artistadonna October 3, 2014 at 5:26 am #

    thank you for a wonderful review for my for friend Catherine! kids will LOVE her book!


  6. Lynn October 3, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    This looks pretty cool! I know Catherine writes great poetry from the poetry challenge we participated in, and she is focused on fun … so I bet your review is right on target, Erik. What I didn’t know is the wonderful artist she is, too!


  7. LovableLobo October 3, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    So glad you brought Catherine’s work to our attention. I did not know she was a poet. Her books sound super fun! Great review, SuperKid!


  8. Jilanne Hoffmann October 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Snort! Snort! SnORTT!

    Did you see that?! A warthog!

    Great review, Erik!


  9. Penny Parker Klostermann October 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Serene and snorty! That’s funny! And speaking of funny, I loved the alligator poem! Yay, Catherine!!


  10. julie rowan zoch October 4, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Love, love, love Catherine Johnson’s humor!


  11. Catherine Johnson October 4, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    What a lovely surprise, Erik! I’ve just got back from a week at Disney to see this. Thanks so much. Sending a big hug from Mickey and some fireworks*.+*+*+*+*+*


  12. readingwithrhythm October 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    Well, Fantabulous!!!!!


  13. Lauri Meyers October 7, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    Great review – so fun seeing Ms. Johnson and her vegetarian alligator here. I wonder if her zombie is vegetarian too?


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 8, 2014 at 7:16 am #

      Thank you Ms. Meyers! 😀 A vegetarian zombie… Hmm… *scribbles down idea in notebook* 😉


  14. Myra GB October 9, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    Love poetry books. This one sounds like it has an interesting premise. Very nice! 🙂



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