Friday, September 11, 2015

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Robyn Hood Black.

For Poetry Friday: "Dear Wandering Wildebeest: and other poems from the water hole" by Irene Latham with illustrations by Anna Wadham.

Latham offers young readers a window into life among the African savanna in this collection of fifteen entertaining and descriptive poems that chronicle visits to a life-sustaining waterhole. Lion, rhino, and giraffe each have their moment in the spotlight as do some lesser-known creatures -- dung beetles, oxpeckers, and nightjars as Latham follows the succession of life from sun-up to night fall. Sidebars provide additional facts. A glossary and additional reading rounds out the book.

 Wadham's soft colors are engaging without overpowering the verses.

1 comment:

Robyn Hood Black said...

I've had the privilege of watching this book a little from the sidelines as it made its way into the world - so glad it did! Thanks for featuring Irene's work this week.

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