Catch the Sky: Playful Poems on the Air We Share

Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Emily Dove. Greystone Kids, $17.95 (40p) ISBN 978-1-77164-631-4
This collection of 30 poems celebrates the sights of the sky, taking readers gradually from sunrise to sunset via scenery from around the world. True to the title, Heidbreder describes a wide range of aerial views, including weather (storms), wildlife (starlings), and manufactured objects (helicopters), with one word described in poetry on each page. Most of the poems are quatrains penned in accessibly simple diction, with a spry cleverness apparent throughout (“kites bound to ground / sky-dive everywhere”). Dove’s spongy textured landscapes are rendered in inviting, softly colored gradients; digital illustrations portray people of different skin tones, religions, and abilities celebrating the air we all breathe. These lighthearted poems will entertain the youngest nature and poetry enthusiasts. Ages 3–8. (Sept.)
Reviewed on : 10/15/2020
Release date: 09/01/2020
Genre: Children's
Ebook - 978-1-77164-632-1
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