THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR by Jeff Moss

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR

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Age Range: 7 - 11
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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. (Poetry. 7-11)

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1991
ISBN: 0-553-07259-5
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Bantam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1991




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