Saturday, March 23, 2013

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga of Tynga's Reviews. Pop on over there to share your new books and ogle what other bloggers got.

It's a poetry/ picture bookish haul this week. Remember, one is never too old for picture books!

For review:

Forest Has a Song: poems by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater. Illustrated by Robbin Gourley. 32 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 26, 2013. 9780618843497. 

Publisher synopsis: A spider is a “never-tangling dangling spinner / knitting angles, trapping dinner.” A tree frog proposes, “Marry me. Please marry me… / Pick me now. / Make me your choice. / I’m one great frog / with one strong voice.” VanDerwater lets the denizens of the forest speak for themselves in twenty-six lighthearted, easy-to-read poems. As she observes, “Silence in Forest / never lasts long. / Melody / is everywhere / mixing in / with piney air. / Forest has a song.” The graceful, appealing watercolor illustrations perfectly suit these charming poems that invite young readers into the woodland world at every season.


Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier. Illustrated by Suzy Lee. 40 p. Chronicle Books LLC, January 1, 2013. 9780811867832.

Publisher synopsis: What will you find when you open this little book? A fun story? Sweet characters? Enticing pictures? Yes! But much more. Open this book and you will find...another book...and another...and another. Debut author Jesse Klausmeier and master book creator Suzy Lee have combined their creative visions to craft a seemingly simple book about colors for the very youngest readers, an imaginative exploration of the art of book making for more sophisticated aficionados, and a charming story of friendship and the power of books for all.

Follow Follow: a book of reverso poems by Marilyn Singer. Illustrated by Josée Masse.

Publisher synopsis: Once upon a time, Mirror Mirror, a brilliant book of fairy tale themed reversos – a poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backward – became a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.
Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else - it is almost like magic!
A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again.

That's what's new with me. What's new with you? 

Happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. The illustrations for Follow Follow are amazing. I will definitely have to get that for my library.