Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk

Ruddell, Deborah. 2009. A whiff of pine, a hint of skunk: A forest of poems. (Ill. by Joan Rankin). New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.

Some are funny and succinct
as in the case of "Chipmunks, Inc."
Others - evocative and sublime,
"Eau de Forest," comes to mind.

In nature's palette it's illustrated,
funny yet beautiful, Highly Rated.

A delightful collection of mostly humorous, rhyming nature poems. From now on, no Thanksgiving craft session will be complete without a reading of "A Wild Turkey Comments on His Portrait." Priceless!

Another review of this great collection can be found at Bookends, a Booklist blog.

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