SNOWMAN SNIFFLES by N. M. Bodecker

SNOWMAN SNIFFLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

These light, slight, agreeable rhymes fall somewhere between the tripping delights of Bodecker's first, and youngest, verse collection, It's Raining, Said John Twaining, and the proficiently turned but facile commentary of his latest and oldest, Pigeon Cubes. Here he deals with appropriately small subjects--snowflakes, small rains, sparrow footprints--in moods that are never heavier than the wistful rue of ""I'm Never As Good As I Want To Be"" and sometimes as weightless as the ""looth tooth"" problems of ""Ruth Luce and Bruce Booth."" He trifles with ""Porringers and Oranges"" in the manner of Laura E. Richards, makes some amusing observations on a string of animals (""The possum's tail/is called/prehensile,/and is/her usefullest/utensil""), and adds dash to all with his nimble line drawings.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1983
Publisher: Atheneum