Honey, I Love

Basic Info:

Written by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Published by HarperCollins in 1978.

Book Review:

Honey, I Love is a story written in verses about a young African-American girl and all of the things she likes and loves. This includes verses about her cousin’s southern accent among other things. The author and illustrator of this book have previously won the Coretta Scott King Award and brought that same skill and charm to this book. Honey, I Love is good for young children just being introduced to poetry and rhyme-schemes.


This includes a lesson plan for Honey, I Love and a written interview with Eloise Greenfield.

This book can be used as the premise to a lesson about poem writing, with an activity following the book where children write a poem about things that they love.


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