Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems

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9780399215407: Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems

DePaola once again combines his talents as masterful illustrator and sensitive, intelligent anthologist to create an exuberant collection of poetry the whole family will enjoy. Full-color illustrations.

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In this engaging poetry collection, popular children's book illustrator Tomie dePaola succeeds again in creating cheerful, rib-tickling animal characters, from the renegade reptile in Eve Merriam's "Alligator in the Escalator" to the cavorting cats in T. S. Eliot's "The Song of the Jellicles." This thoughtful selection of 86 poems--in a spacious, oversized format-- includes well-known works from William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Frederico Garcia Lorca, with a sprinkling of haiku for good measure. Many youngsters are drawn to the simplicity of dePaola's art, which includes pictures of children of all races at home and at play. A great beginning poetry book. (Ages 4 to 8)

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Grade 2-5 Following inevitably in the wake of Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales (1986) and Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose (1985, both Putnam), this anthology is sure to be just as popular, combining as it does dePaola's hieratic, instantly-recognizable figures with a moderately wide-ranging selection of brief, simple verse. Unlike Prelutsky and Lobel's Random House Book of Poetry for Children (Random, 1983), the poems are not crowded together here, but are limited to one or two per page, with plenty of open space between and around the linesthe 18 stanzas of Carroll's "Walrus and the Carpenter," by far the longest entry, get three double-page spreads. The illustrations come in all sizes, shapes, and color combinations, never clashing with one another, evoking mood, image, and occasionally tradition in ways that even the youngest viewers can appreciate. The 90-some selections themselves aren't all chestnuts, though readers will once again find Sandburg's "Fog," Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and several more of that ilk. DePaola adds variety to the mix with less-familiar works from Jack Prelutsky, Nikki Giovanni, Frank Asch, and Byrd Baylor, among others, prints two Garcia Lorca poems in both English and Spanish, and transcribes the original Japanese for a pair of haiku. A cheerful, upbeat collection, not topically arranged (with occasional exceptions), but a good choice for readers between Prelutsky's Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young (Knopf, 1986) and Shel Silverstein's books (Harper). John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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dePaola, Tomie
Editorial: Putnam Juvenile (1988)
ISBN 10: 0399215409 ISBN 13: 9780399215407
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