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YOU AND ME by Salley Mavor

YOU AND ME

Poems of Friendship

By Salley Mavor (Editor) , Salley Mavor (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-531-30045-5
Publisher: Orchard

 Mavor (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 1995, not reviewed) applies her intricate fabric relief artwork to a series of poems about friendship by Jack Prelutsky, Langston Hughes, Judith Viorst, Lucille Thomas, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Nikki Giovanni, Aileen Fisher, Lucille Clifton, and others. In a realm in which acorn caps are used as tidy doll-sized berets, Mavor's highly detailed applique, embroidery, wrapping, dyeing, soft sculpture, and found-object art displays an admirable range of peoples- -including the four-legged friends many consider part of the family, a situation cleverly recognized in Arthur Guiterman's poem ``Chums.'' The selection of poems has child-appeal; the illustrations require close scrutiny, and may entice into the fold those who don't usually read poetry. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)