IN MY TENT by Marilyn Singer

IN MY TENT

Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A cycle of poetic vignettes centering on the young narrator's tent (``what I like best is the color/suddenly orange/like an oriole landing/in the emerald woods/quietly saying, I'm here''), promised her during a snowfall ``On the day the twins were born.'' Most of the episodes occur during a summer camping trip: Dad's affectionately teasing wake-up call; getting a little lost in the woods; finding out that even baked beans are delicious here; regretfully taking down a spider's web with the tent. In the last scene, the narrator and her friend are building a tent-like igloo on the twins' first birthday. Subtly, in economical, gracefully phrased descriptions, Singer conveys a great deal about this unique, not-quite-perfect family. McCully's impressionistic watercolors nicely reflect the quiet mood and warm interaction. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-02-782701-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1992




MORE BY MARILYN SINGER

ChildrenRUTHERFORD B., WHO WAS HE? by Marilyn Singer
by Marilyn Singer
ChildrenTALLULAH'S NUTCRACKER by Marilyn Singer
by Marilyn Singer
ChildrenTALLULAH'S TOE SHOES by Marilyn Singer
by Marilyn Singer

MORE BY EMILY ARNOLD MCCULLY

ChildrenPETE WON'T EAT  by Emily Arnold McCully
by Emily Arnold McCully
ChildrenSAM AND THE BIG KIDS by Emily Arnold McCully
by Emily Arnold McCully
ChildrenTHE HELPFUL PUPPY by Kim Zarins
by Kim Zarins