A JANUARY FOG WILL FREEZE A HOG And Other Weather Folklore by Hubert--Ed. Davis

A JANUARY FOG WILL FREEZE A HOG And Other Weather Folklore

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Compared to Wolff's indifferently assembled Evening Gray Morning Red (1976), this collection of 30 similar weather rhymes has an impressive, elegant look to it. On each 9(apple) x 8(apple)"" page or double-page, arrangements of deco-style frames set off, but don't always contain, both the words and the moody black and white compositions--many of which do contain windblown echoes of art nouveau and an occasional subdued resemblance to the Dillons. Probably for the sake of appearances, Davis relegates his comments on the sayings to an appendix; these are informative (more so than Wolff's), but the words and sentences of the notes do not cater to a beginning reader (or a pre-school listener) any more than the sophisticated pictures do. A decorative anomaly.

Pub Date: May 4th, 1977
Publisher: Crown