TOWN AND COUNTRYSIDE POEMS by John Travers Moore

TOWN AND COUNTRYSIDE POEMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If you can still ""Step up and pay your shiny dime"" to the Ice-Cream man, you'll find this collection short and sweet--perhaps too sweet for some tastes. The children who are the right age for these rhymes can talk about more than the weather, which the author does rather often, but they will look at the untypical typesettings of the ""Jet"" and the ""Escalator,"" laugh at the bumbling juggling of ""Bundles"" (""If I drop two/ And pick up one,/ I find me dropping three. . . ""), and wonder about ""Turtles"": ""If turtles hide within their shells. There is no way of knowing/ Which is front and which is back/ And which way which is going."" Minor memorizers with warm line drawings.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Whitman