This compilation includes previously published verse from Kuskin's Soap Soup (1992), Near the Window Tree (1975), and...

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THE SKY IS ALWAYS IN THE SKY

This compilation includes previously published verse from Kuskin's Soap Soup (1992), Near the Window Tree (1975), and Something Sleeping in the Hall (o.p.). Dervaux's robust illustrations and a variety of typefaces--e.g., in ""If I Were a. . . ,"" the text shows both the curve of a bird's nest and the wavy lines through which a fish might swim--combine for a breezy collection, whose common theme might be demise. Jays get eaten, a hat is sat upon, a hog pigs out until he dies, and ""Rabbits/don't like rabbit stew./I don't blame them much,/do you?""--but even potentially morbid ideas are reduced to a chuckle by the figures who cavort through the colorful pages.

Pub Date: May 31, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 48

Publisher: HarperCollins

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1998