Seventeen brief, appealing poems, ten of them published here for the first time. The poets are familiar and contemporary...

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DOG POEMS

Seventeen brief, appealing poems, ten of them published here for the first time. The poets are familiar and contemporary (Worth, Yolen, Kennedy, Ciardi); the dogs all shapes, sizes, and ages--from a ""Newborn Puppy"" to the companion mourned in the last line of Livingston's own poem: ""But now he's gone. He died. He's dead."" Morrill's agile, affectionate drawings capture them in a pleasing variety of poses. Neither verse nor illustration has quite the appeal or quality of the companion volume (Cat Poems, 1987, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman); nonetheless, an attractive collection.

Pub Date: April 15, 1990

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Holiday House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15, 1990