Like The Cat Book (KR, 1973), The Frog Book (KR, 1972) and the others, this is a thin and motley compilation of nineteen...

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THE BIRD BOOK

Like The Cat Book (KR, 1973), The Frog Book (KR, 1972) and the others, this is a thin and motley compilation of nineteen appallingly undistinguished pictures by as many artists and a few more short, skimmable folktales and poems. The general level of the poems -- by Emerson, Coleridge, Blake, Mother Goose and others -- is a cut above that of Shaw's other collections, but the selections are familiar enough (Kenneth Grahame's ""Duck's Ditty"" and Tennyson's ""The Eagle"" most obviously so) to make their appearance here superfluous.

Pub Date: Oct. 28, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 48

Publisher: Warne

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1975