Friday, July 29, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Book Aunt.    

My selection is "Cats Vanish Slowly" written by Ruth Tiller and illustrated by Laura Seeley.

Tiller shares memories of cats on her grandmother's farm in this collection of twelve verses and long the way lovingly resurrects a bygone era of rocking chairs on front porches.  Light-hearted, dramatic, funny or tender, the poems are as varied as the personalities of the cats are diverse. Careful attention to word choice and rhythm captures each.  What cat lover hasn't known a cat like  Bad Penny, the "criminal cat" who always comes home.   

Seeley's  art brings the grace, stealth, humor, and mystery of Tiller's felines to life.

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