‘Poems for Children’
“Poems for Children,” Larry Richardson, illustrated by Russell Richardson. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback, $12. Available on amazon.com.
This is a collaborative effort between a local father (Larry Richardson, the poet) and his son (Russell Richardson, the illustrator). The inspiration for Larry’s poetry came from watching his children growing up so quickly. For about 25 years the poems have been tucked away in a drawer. Larry’s son, Russell, who is a graphic art designer, illustrated the collection and presented them in book form as a birthday gift to his father.
The poems are meant to motivate young children to guess the topic and to feel the tempo of the lyrics. “Poems for Children” is available on Amazon, and the Richardsons have also donated copies to local libraries.