"This collection of quietly beautiful and surprisingly humorous short poems reveals first love's uncertainties, frustrations, and joys. Whether describing two people meeting or the misunderstandings and revelations that follow, these poems and the evocative illustrations that accompany them will give readers every reason to think...and think again."
The jacket description really does say what I was thinking about these poems. They're definitely short and so quietly beautiful. You can read the entire book in minutes, though you'll want to go back again and again, learning new things from each reread of the poems. My favorites? "Losing Track of Myself," "The Heart," and "Pleasant."
"Make sure that your heart
Isn't too well defended:
Your heart is designed
To be broken and mended"
At first, I wasn't sure I liked the illustrations, they seemed too plain, however after thinking about it for awhile, I really believe the simplicity of the drawings brings out the simplicity of the poems. Obviously poet JonArno Lawson and illustrator Julie Morstad knew what they were doing! :)
Overall rating: 4 out of 5
I'm not much of a poetry judge, I can only tell you what I like. And I liked this a lot.
Kids Can Press
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