"FLIT, FLUTTER, FLY!" by Lee Bennett--Ed. Hopkins

"FLIT, FLUTTER, FLY!"

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From Karla Kuskin's ""Bugs"" to Margaret Wise Brown's, here are 20 ""Poems About Bugs and Other Crawly Creatures,"" many of them already familiar. The selections range from lyrical to doggerel; what they have in common is the popular appeal of their subject and a fresh, childlike point of view. Palagonia's realistic art, colorful if a bit stolid for such ethereal creatures as dragonflies, is enhanced by the open format and generous use of white space. A succinct verse by Benjamin Franklin (""What is a butterfly?/At best/He's but a caterpillar/Dressed"") is a nice touch, surprisingly revealing of its author's interests and sense of humor. Useful.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Doubleday