SNUFFLES AND SNOUTS by Laura--Ed. Robb

SNUFFLES AND SNOUTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

More than two dozen poems--some cute, some throwaways, most written in the past ten years--all united by an attractive common denominator: the pig. Although some of these poems would never pass muster in any other context, the overall effect is enjoyable. More significantly, the collection contains several gems, from a Walter de la Mare poem to the book's indisputable masterpiece, ""The Pig-Tale,"" rescued from Lewis Carroll's seldom-read Sylvie and Bruno (1889). Kellogg's illustrations--ink, pencil, and watercolor washes--depict delicately drawn figures in delicate poses, which, apart from certain details, would have felt at home in a book published a hundred years ago. Readers who like pigs will probably like these poems, and those who read these poems will certainly like pigs.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Dial