The Way a Door Closes

by Hope Anita Smith and Shane W. Evans

Twenty-five very short poems (many are just a few lines long) offer James... read more

Twenty-five very short poems (many are just a few lines long) offer James Stevenson’s droll observations about everyday life, focusing our attention on subjects such as peanut butter, cell phones, city trees, children’s backpacks, and a locksmith’s shop window. Some of the poems will appeal more to adult sensibilities, but others will have a great deal of child appeal, such as those dealing with animals in the zoo, a runaway snack cart, and children playing in the park. Stevenson’s wry pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations add to the overall charm and humor. (Ages 6–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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