A CRACK IN THE CLOUDS by Constance Levy

A CRACK IN THE CLOUDS

and Other Poems
by & illustrated by
Age Range: 7 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

These smal, winsome poems look hard at nature with the eyes of a child; the brief, clear-eyed tributes to the natural world often capture it with a flash of humor. In “Corn Smiles,” Levy (A Tree Place, 1994, etc.) sees inside the ear of corn: “Corn teeth/in the widest grin.” “Herb Garden” merrily rhymes “bouquet” with “gourmet,” and “Jack-o’-Lantern” notes “you can’t be any/oranger than that.” A few poems play with shaped text on the page; sometimes there’s a lesson: “Spiders never hesitate;/when there’s work/they don’t wait.” A lovely addition to any poetry shelf. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Poetry. 7-12)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-689-82204-9
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: McElderry
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1998




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