Are you looking for a way to introduce poems to your young child? Animal Crackers (A Delectable Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Lullabies for the Very Young), by Jane Dyer, is an excellent book to start the literacy process with babies and toddlers. Parents have a great variety of 62 traditional and new poems and lullabies from which to choose. The pictures are beautiful and add so much to the enjoyment of the poems. Of course, we’d recommend this as a beautiful gift to new parents!