Brief poems--13 in all--evoke the author's childhood in Trinidad; double-spread pastel illustrations in glowing island colors bring it to vibrant life: swimming in a luminOUS bay, racing snalls (despite the teacher's disapproval), playing cricket, hearing steel drums, ""the jumbi man a-comin'/with he monkey face/and iguana tail. . .go eat you up/ and spit you 'cross the island."" An author's note explains the few unfamiliar words. A colorful glimpse of a captivating world.