cover image The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord Is My Shepherd

. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8028-5250-2

The inventive Anne Wilson (The Owl and the Pussycat, reviewed in Children's Forecasts, Mar. 10) brings her exuberant mixed-media collages to the Twenty-third Psalm in The Lord Is My Shepherd. Childlike in their direct and immediate appeal, the illustrations reflect sophisticated printmaking techniques. Tiny, multi-ethnic figures journey against abstract backgrounds harmoniously composed of vividly patterned shapes and swirls, capturing-and transmitting-a sense of the psalmist's unalloyed joy.