Thursday, May 08, 2014

While I was busy writing poetry in April...

...Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings turned 40 and these all turned 50!

(All review copies were compliments of the publisher -- THANK YOU, Harper Collins!)

And this isn't Shel Silverstein, but it could be his first cousin:

by Karma Wilson
illustrated by Dianne Goode
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014
review copy provided by the publisher

Lots of fun Silvertein-ian verse, with a few really lovely descriptive poems tucked in here and there. This one is sure to be a favorite, both for the kid-friendly poetry and for the fun illustrations.

1 comment:

  1. I still read Lafcadio to the kids now and then. We especially enjoy the section that describes Lafcadio's growing prowess with the gun, a section that I like to read twice: first, with as few breaths as possible (to enjoy the sound and the rhythm of the words) and then slowly (to savor the absurdity of the images.) :)


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