One Sun: A Book of Terse Verse

Bruce McMillan, Author
Bruce McMillan, Author Holiday House $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8234-0810-8
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 03/01/1990
If one picture is worth a thousand words, can two words make a poem? Yes, according to McMillan, whose new offering teams photographs of youngsters cavorting at the seashore with what he calls ``terse verse''--two rhyming monosyllabic words, such as ``wet pet,'' ``whale pail'' and ``sand hand.'' Designed to introduce children to the concept of rhyme, the book's appealingly simple design belies McMillan's customary careful attention to detail--including a balanced racial mix of young models. Although the concept would seem a bit thin for an entire picture book, the skilled writer/photographer pulls it off with elan: neat feat. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
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