cover image Up the Hill and Down

Up the Hill and Down

. Boyds Mills Press, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-56397-028-3

In another collection of poems, Up the Hill and Down: Poems for the Very Young, compiled by William Jay Smith, illus. by Allan Eitzen, some 29 carefully chosen poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many lesser known poets feature bouncy rhymes and imaginative themes. Smith includes several of his own original poems, and the groupings by subject plus the diverse, child-friendly illustrations make for much amusement.