HIST WHIST by e.e. Cummings

HIST WHIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here, as she did in her delicate illustrations for cummings' Little Tree (1987), Ray provides a rich visual background for a favorite holiday-related poem. Glowing like a jack-o'-lantern's eyes from the shadows of an autumn night, her ghosts and goblins, devils and witches, and ""little hoppy happy/toad in tweeds/tweeds/little itchy mousies"" are at once pleasantly mysterious and scary as well as cozily familiar. A lovely rendition to appeal to young imaginations and to heighten appreciation for cummings' sparkling language.

Pub Date: Aug. 10th, 1989
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Crown