MOTHER EARTH by Nancy Luenn

MOTHER EARTH

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Luenn's poetic text explores the title's image--``Mountains her bones/ Trees and plants her living hair/...Frogs and snakes are her sense of smell/ Insects her thoughts''--the metaphor is intriguingly applied, though it seems overextended. At the end, we who are ``her eyes'' and ``her children'' are encouraged to give back to the earth what we can: ``Plant living hair...use her gifts well.'' Waldman's designerly, heroic-scale watercolors present the earth in light-filled rainbow colors. An earnest paean that will appeal to many readers and can do only good. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 31st, 1992
ISBN: 0-689-31668-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1992




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