Friday, February 4, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by Dori Reads.

My selection is Blues Journey written by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by Christopher Myers.

Haunting and beautiful only begins to describe the Blues-inspired verse and poignant illustrations of this father/son collaboration. This isn't a book one can browse through and forget. The emotion evoked by the music of the words and images will stay with the reader long after the pages have been turned. An introduction offers some very necessary background to acquaint the reader with the history of the Blues and explains the rhyme scheme. A glossary provides insight into the symbolism.

Blues Journey is a picture book for older readers with sophisticated layers of meaning to be experienced and explored in the text and pictures.

1 comment:

Tabatha said...

What a beautiful cover!!

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