Friday, April 8, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by Madigan Reads.

My selection is "A Child's Calendar: poems" written by John Updike with illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman.

This collection of twelve poems, one for each month, is a lovely representation of Updike's work. The verse's are written in a child's voice, but bring an artful sophistication to the work that adults will appreciate and children will find understandable. The paintings by Hyman beautifully embody a New Hampshire family's activities.

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