GOODNIGHT TO ANNIE: An Alphabet Lullaby by Eve Merriam

GOODNIGHT TO ANNIE: An Alphabet Lullaby

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From the late poet, an unrhymed alphabet in which every line suggests the drowsy time before dreamland: ""Jugglers have put aside their jiggling, jouncing balls"" or ""Waves wash over the shore with a hush, shush, shhh....Xebecs are slowly sailing in the Mediterranean mist."" The subjects aren't exceptional, but Schwartz depicts them with precision and affection, including a gently rounded capital letter in each carefully structured illustration. Not a standout, but attractive and usable.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Hyperion