I don't think this is really poetry that kids would appreciate. All of the content is appropriate, but the context is more geared to adults. I don't know. There is a mix I guess. I would definitely have it in my collection. I love James Stevenson.
Dr. Karin Perry is an Assistant Professor of Library Science at Sam Houston State University. She loves reading YA and Children's Literature. Follow her reading on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/kperry.