SILVER SEEDS by Paul Paolilli

SILVER SEEDS

Age Range: 4 - 8
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

It’s hard not to like a book so deeply thought out in concept. This collection of acrostic poetry, in which the first letter of each line of a poem forms the word that is its subject, also moves from dawn till bedtime. Two button-nosed, doll-like children play in this landscape. Each double-paged spread contains a poem superimposed on the illustration, and the one-word title is scattered on the image like pebbles. For example, “Loose brown parachute / Escaping / And / Floating on puffs of air” is on a page where floating leaves fill the space. The word “leaf” floats there, too, and a small girl stands among the leaves as the viewer looks down as if from a treetop. The flowers, hills, fog, and stars are shown in saturated but fuzzy swathes of soft-edged color, perhaps computer-produced, and the topics range from sun to shadow, hummingbird to clouds. Pleasant enough. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-670-88941-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2000




MORE BY STEVE JOHNSON

ChildrenGOOD MORNING, SNOWPLOW! by Deborah Bruss
by Deborah Bruss
ChildrenWITH MY HANDS by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
ChildrenA POEM FOR PETER by Andrea Davis Pinkney
by Andrea Davis Pinkney

MORE BY LOU FANCHER

ChildrenGOOD MORNING, SNOWPLOW! by Deborah Bruss
by Deborah Bruss
ChildrenWITH MY HANDS by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
ChildrenWHEN MERMAIDS SLEEP by Ann Bonwill
by Ann Bonwill