THE SKY IS ALWAYS IN THE SKY by Karla Kuskin

THE SKY IS ALWAYS IN THE SKY

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

paper 0-06-027084-5 This compilation includes previously published verse from Kuskin’s Soap Soup (1992), Near the Window Tree (1975), and Something Sleeping in the Hall (o.p.). Dervaux’s robust illustrations and a variety of typefaces—e.g., in “If I Were a . . . ,” the text shows both the curve of a bird’s nest and the wavy lines through which a fish might swim—combine for a breezy collection, whose common theme might be demise. Jays get eaten, a hat is sat upon, a hog pigs out until he dies, and “Rabbits/don’t like rabbit stew./I don’t blame them much,/do you?”—but even potentially morbid ideas are reduced to a chuckle by the figures who cavort through the colorful pages. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)

Pub Date: May 31st, 1998
ISBN: 0-06-027083-7
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1998




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