One of the most exciting things about the process is witnessing their transformation from poetry haters to poetry lovers says Cleo Jarvis, an educator for more than a quarter century. She loves poetry and has shared her poems with students of all ages to spark their interest in writing, reciting, and acting. She further states that Much of the work focuses on our love of words and how we can share beautiful words with others. This collection was selected because the poems are favorites of Cleo's students. Written in the simple language and exhilarating rhythm of everyday folk, these poems delightfully depict life as experienced by Cleo and her NYC students. Endearingly discussed are topics faced by most people at some point in their childhood including food fights in the school cafeteria, the bully in the playground, a child wondering about weather phemena and the hilarious answers provided by key adults, the mystery of how Santa puts gifts under the tree, the humor of watching pigeons fight over chicken bones in city streets, the stresses of shopping that lead to supermarket blues, siblings that grind the nerves, and more. Topics humorously highlight the union between self, nature and community, allowing the reader to experience the journey of an educator and her Littlest Poets as together, they learned to write and come to love poetry.