cover image Tickle Tickle

Tickle Tickle

Dakari Hru. Roaring Brook Press, $14.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7613-1537-7

Youngsters may recognize the exuberant words of Tickle Tickle by Dakari Hru (""me papa tickle me feet he call it `finger treat' me scream and run each time he come me papa tickle me feet""), first published in the collection In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall, illus. by Javaka Steptoe (1997). Here, the poem gets a volume of its own, as Ken Wilson-Max's thick, textured brushstrokes wrap baby and family in a warm glow. (Apr.)