JULY IS A MAD MOSQUITO by J. Patrick Lewis

JULY IS A MAD MOSQUITO

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Age Range: 6 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A baker's dozen of lightly lyrical poems in a cycle of months summed up in a final entry: ``January's a polar bear;/February's a mole....'' Though he offers few epiphanies, Lewis's descriptions are vivid, his images are fresh and appealing, and he makes deft use of a variety of rhyme schemes and verse forms, including a lovely haiku for August: ``At bedtime, outside/my room...nighthawk and trainsong/on the wind's guitar.'' Hall's stylized art, in a rainbow of yummy hues as bright as Italian ices, makes this useful offering especially attractive. (Poetry/Picture book. 6-10)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-689-31813-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1994




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