WEATHER REPORT by Jane Yolen

WEATHER REPORT

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Age Range: 5 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Fifty-plus excellent poems--ranging from Mother Goose and Shakespeare to Mark Van Doren and Theodore Roethke and including a few of Yolen's own. The five sections feature poems about rain, sun, wind, snow, and fog; some are old favorites, but most have not been overanthologized for young people. Though the collection is not geared to preschoolers, there are poems that could appeal to five- and six-year-olds. Attractive typography and layout support the high aesthetic standards in selecting the poetry; unfortunately, the stylized illustrations--uncompromisingly hard- edged and sometimes falling oddly off the bottoms of pages as if their primary function were merely to fill in white space--are disappointingly unreflective of the poems' varying moods. The bold graphic design of the color jacket is somewhat more successful than these minimal b&w decorations. Visually unsatisfying, though the poetry is superior. (Poetry. 5+)
Pub Date: March 11th, 1993
ISBN: 1-56397-101-1
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




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