The book, Poems for Children has been written and compiled by the well-known and acclaimed writer, J.M Mehta. Most of the poems listed in the book have been written by schoolchildren in the age group of 6 to 14 years and is exclusively meant for them, though it can be read and enjoyed by all. When small children with their innocence express their thoughts and feelings in verse, it comes straight from their hearts, without any fear or favour, making the poems all the more expressive and thought provoking. However, some of the poems included in this book have been penned down by the author himself and a few have been extracted from the works of renowned poets.
The poems cover a wide variety of subjects which encompass feelings of love, respect and friendship for their parents, teachers, companions, countrymen, etc. and also reflect the expression of interest in things or issues which children generally come across during their childhood or in the school environment.
The language used throughout the book is very simple and easily understandable, keeping in mind the school-going kids.
Coming directly from the hearts and minds of young children, these poems, no doubt provide a spontaneous source of delight, amusement, information, education, inspiration and general pleasure for all the readers, irrespective of age, sex, religion or nationality. So readers, enjoy reading each one of them as there is a definite message hidden in all the poems waiting to be deciphered….