Best Friends

Lee Bennett Hopkins, Editor, James Watts, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $11.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-022561-2
These poems do just what they're supposed to: They make you say, ""Yes, that's the way it is.'' In Kathleen Fraser's ``Wrestling,'' boys whose playfighting just yesterday led to tears sheepishly start in all over again. Or in Dorothy Aldis's ``Bursting,'' hysterical children can't remember why they're laughing. The 18 poets include Jack Prelutsky, Judith Viorst, Ruth Krauss, Myra Cohn Livingston and Hopkins himself; a few, such as Lois Duncan, are better known for other literary work. Watts's color cartoons beautifully capture children in varied moodseating the night away at a slumber party, sulking in loneliness, making contact on the telephone. A winner. (58)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1986
Release date: 03/01/1986
Hardcover - 48 pages - 978-0-06-022562-9
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