After Dark Rlb

Teryl Euvremer, Author Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $13.95 (29p) ISBN 978-0-517-57104-0
This fanciful collection of rhymed poems contains a menagerie of zany animals: a zebra who plays a harp, grasshoppers that spread their bedtime quilts on daisies, a mother kangaroo who tells a ``story of derring-do'' about a ``dashing young squire / Who extinguished a fire / With a bucket of Mulligan stew,'' and a ``Portly pigeon, bird-about-town'' who wears a ``turkish towel and dressing-gown.'' First-person narratives and snippets of verse are confusingly interspersed with quatrains; these are sometimes rhymed jarringly. Still, the brightly colored illustrations throughout are imaginative and cheery, such as the scene of elephants beguiled by animal constellations in a midnight sky. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/01/1988
Release date: 12/01/1988
Discover what to read next
TIP SHEET
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X
X