Personification is difficult to present in poetry directed at young children, but Peters (The Hayloft, 1995, etc.) achieves...

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Personification is difficult to present in poetry directed at young children, but Peters (The Hayloft, 1995, etc.) achieves some success with this quiet ramble through a single year. Though really one long poem, and featuring about one month per spread, this striking book pairs brief rhymes with oversized torn paper collages. ""Lazy February"" is a sleepy cheetah, ""Frisky March"" is depicted as a leaping goat, while August is a soaring gull. Children may not connect with this on their own, but it may make an accessible prelude to more formal poetic encounters.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Henry Holt

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996