THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR by Jeff Moss

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A broad collection of verse on subjects from the lighthearted or nonsensical (""The McSloppys""; ""Why It's Hard to Be Romantic If You're an Octopus"") to the everyday (""If You Make Me Go to Bed Now""; ""Eleven Reasons My Big Sister Gives for Not Playing with Me When Our Parents Are Out""). The poems are filled with good-natured humor and funny images, but, in the end, none of them is especially memorable. Moss's poetic style 'is highly derivative (particularly of Shel Silverstein); and sometimes his meter simply doesn't work. Demarest's appealing line drawings complement the light tone.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1991
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Bantam