These small, winsome poems look hard at nature with the eyes of a child; the brief, clear-eyed tributes to the natural world...

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A CRACK IN THE CLOUDS and Other Poems

These small, winsome poems look hard at nature with the eyes of a child; the brief, clear-eyed tributes to the natural world often capture it with a flash of humor. In ""Corn Smiles,"" Levy (A Tree Place, 1994, etc.) sees inside the ear of corn: ""Corn teeth/in the widest grin."" ""Herb Garden"" merrily rhymes ""bouquet"" with ""gourmet,"" and ""Jack-o'-Lantern"" notes ""you can't be any/oranger than that."" A few poems play with shaped text on the page; sometimes there's a lesson: ""Spiders never hesitate;/when there's work/they don't wait."" A lovely addition to any poetry shelf.

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 48

Publisher: McElderry

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1998