Monday, April 18, 2011

#67 - Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman

2011 Honor Book

"Welcome to the night, when mice stir and furry moths flutter. When snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. When the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. When the porcupette eats delicacies - raspberry leaves! - and coos to its mother. Come out to the cool night woods, and buzz and hoot and howl - but beware, for it's windy way out in the woods!"

Sigh. As I've said a hundred times before - I'm just not a poetry kind of gal. Luckily, this was a very short book - a 32 page picture book. To be 100% honest, this book is kind of an example of proof that it is adults that choose the Newbery titles, and not the kids. While I'm sure there are kids out there that would enjoy this, I just don't see it as being a big hit among kids. Each poem is about a nocturnal living creature in the woods, and it was neat that on the opposite page was some factual information about the creature the poem was about. All in all....not a favorite of mine.

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