Book Review: I Found Some Ancient Hieroglyphs – Jolly Rhymes from Around the World by J.R. LaMar
by Joanne Troppello
The Huffington Post reported that a national survey showed that during the mid-2000’s, 9/10 Americans stated that they did not like reading poetry. A national poll completed in 2012 showed that only 7 percent of American adults shared that they’ve read any poetry in that last year.
As children, we generally love reading poems and nursery rhymes. The Huffington Post article went on to investigate why adults have a tendency to stop reading poems and why poetry is helpful to the development of young minds.
I recently reviewed I Found Some Ancient Hieroglyphs – Jolly Rhymes from Around the World by J.R. LaMar. This book is a collection of poems geared toward children. Mr. LaMar shares facts about cities through poetry and provides interesting illustrations for each poem.
An Index is included at the end of the book, along with sections including great map illustrations. J.R. LaMar has written a book that children will enjoy and can cultivate a love of poetry in them. His illustrations add that perfect touch to draw young readers into the pages as they read each poem.
I highly recommend this book and hope you will consider buying it for your young children, nieces or nephews, or any other children on your Christmas list.
About the Book
Come learn about the jolly world we live in. From Lost Angeles to Sydney and Cape Town to Split; a whole new world will unfold before your very eyes. A world where locks lose their power and yo-yo’s can swing, where cities can walk, and cave walls can sing. Where countries have heart and heroes can fly, come open this world and give it a try.
About the Author
J.R. LaMar is a 26 year old American children’s poet who lives in Coos Bay, Oregon with his wife Chelsea and their three girls Arya, Chloe, and Hazel. He is a stay at home father and a full-time student with the hopes of becoming a teacher. His wife Chelsea works with disadvantaged children and is in recovery from a nearly fatal post-partum infection.
Falling in love with children’s poetry at a young age by reading the works of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, he hopes that his children will one day find the same joy reading his work as he did the others. They thank God each day for the opportunities they’ve been given. Connect on Twitter and on J.R. LaMar’s website.
About the Reviewer
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.