cover image Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

James Stevenson. Greenwillow Books, $16.99 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-06-053059-4

In James Stevenson's newest addition to the series that includes Sweet Corn and Popcorn, Corn Chowder boasts 25 quirky, quip-like poems and ink-and-watercolor sketches that lightly disarm the audience. ""Quiz"" asks, ""Q: Are these flying objects in outer space?"" The facing illustration certainly suggests UFOs, but it has text printed in tiny, upside-down type at the bottom of the page: ""A: No. This is what happened when I dropped the box of Raisin Bran on the kitchen floor.""