THE WONDER BOOK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

THE WONDER BOOK

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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An uneven collection of poems and witticisms, the very best of which evoke Shel Silverstein. Several poems are takes on old standbys, such as “It Could Be Verse”: “Eeny Meeny and Miney Moe / Caught a tiger with their tow / The tiger hollered; they wouldn’t let go / No more Eeny Meeny or Miney Moe.” Others are short and super silly: “Tinkle / Tinkle / In the sea / Don’t look under / While I pee...” Some of the most successful pieces are those in which Schmid’s black-and-white drawings are integral to the poem’s meaning. In the palindromes section, for example, “Won ton? Not now,” is illustrated with a picture of a little girl offering a won ton to a boy who is hanging upside down while being squeezed by a large snake. Even when they are not absolutely necessary to the meaning of the poems, the illustrations, dynamic and expressive, lend a degree of charm and whimsy to a serviceable, often funny, collection. (Poetry. 8-12)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-142974-3
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2010




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