Put Your Eyes Up Here: And Other School Poems
Kalli Dakos. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $16.95 (64pp) ISBN 978-0-689-81117-3
Two new titles playfully present the ups and downs of classroom life through poems. Put Your Eyes Up Here and Other School Poems by Kalli Dakos, illus. by G. Brian Karas, finds narrator Penny unnerved by her new teacher, Ms. Roys, who is not normal-for one thing, she has a collection of fake hands, and some weird jewelry: ""Blue toilet bowls that really flush,/ We love her earrings-oh, so much!"" But Ms. Roys's bag of tricks makes for a magical school experience in this collection of light verse sprinkled with cheerful b&w line drawings.
Reviewed on: 07/01/2003