WATER PENNIES by N.M. Bodecker

WATER PENNIES

And Other Poems
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Age Range: 6 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 From a noted Danish-born poet (d. 1988), a last collection of neatly crafted verse--small poems about small things, mostly insects and the like. With brief lines, deft rhymes and wordplay, and a quizzical sense of humor, Bodecker shares his amused reactions to chance encounters: ``The little/beetle/they call/pill/needs/no vet/when he/is ill./ Whatever shape/you find/him/in,/he is/his own/best medicine.'' Or, to an exasperating fly, ``...Not on my nose,/you nut; not on my finger;/not on my bald spot, numbskull;/leave me be!/I didn't sit on you/when you were sitting./So why on earth should you/now sit on me?'' The 32 poems are perfectly complemented by Blegvad's delicate pen drawings, on almost every page. A pleasure. (Poetry. 6-12)

Pub Date: Dec. 5th, 1991
ISBN: 0-689-50517-5
Page count: 54pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1991




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