Least Things: Poems about Small Natures
Jane Yolen. Boyds Mills Press, $17.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-59078-098-5
Jane Yolen and her son, Jason Stemple, team up for their third collaboration in poetry and photos, Least Things: Poems About Small Natures. Tiny creatures such as tree frogs and grasshoppers come to light through the most economical of forms-haiku-as in this ode to the hummingbird: ""Do hummingbirds dream/ Of soaring on eagle wings?/ Just for a moment."" A few sentences of factual information follow each poem, and a full-bleed spread highlights a crisply realistic photo in this handsomely designed volume.
Reviewed on: 09/01/2003