Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days compiled by Rita Gray

Gray, Rita, compiler. One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days, illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke. Charlesbridge, 2010. $9.95. POETRY/PICTURE BOOK. Celebrate the rain through all four seasons with poems from around the world selected by Rita Gray. Starting with Autumn, each season’s poems begins with a Haiku—“the falling leaves / fall in layers…” The poems tend to be short and on the serious side. Some of the better known authors include: Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Lilian Moore, Eve Merriam, and Hilda Conkling. The stylized illustrations favor brown and green hues with splashes of bright colors. A good book for a rainy day. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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