cover image Rhyme Time: Around the Day

Rhyme Time: Around the Day

. Oxford University Press, USA, $16.95 (64pp) ISBN 978-0-19-276227-6

Around the Day, also ed. by Foster, illus. by Carol Thompson, also covers a day's experience with 40-plus poems about everything from waking up to schooltime, shopping, playtime, teatime (these are British poets, after all) and bedtime. Thompson uses blocks of saturated color, vignettes and fine lines to accentuate the mood, for instance, of John Foster's ""The Morning Rush,"" in which he highlights a quick gobbling of cereal and a glimpse of a book bag as the child exits for school. ( Apr.)