Children's Poet Laureate

What Jim KnewWhat Jim Knew

Little, Brown & Co., 1963.

Illustrated by Norman Hoberman.

Jim knew how to slide down slides

And how to run and how to swim;

But Jim knew other things besides:

Special things,

Secret things,

Thing that no one knew but him.

Jim knew some amazing things! He knew how to grow even bigger than his older brother, and how to make himself invisible, and - if he really concentrated - to jump higher and higher until he was walking above the clouds. In exhuberant verse, with pictures to match, the Hobermans present Jim's carefully reasoned fantasies, which are the certainties of many imaginative young minds.

Look inside the book!