OPEN THE DOOR by Marion Edey


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A mildly entertaining collection of poems for young children on familiar subjects,-animal friends, nonsense, playtime and out-of-doors, bedtime. There's a kind of spontaneity characteristic of the easy rhyming of the gifted amateur who has acquired a certain facility in versifying for children. Some of the verses seem of questionable value in print; occasional ones have an underlying sense of humor, appreciation of nature and child interests and viewpoint. The section labelled Just For Fun goes in for word sounds and combinations that children love. Toby and the Seal is our pick of the lot, with its childlike inner laughter. A book which won't move too readily.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1949
Publisher: Scribner