Mockingbird Morning

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9780027779615: Mockingbird Morning

Poems take the reader on an early morning walk to observe the animals of woods and water in happy solitude.

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This companion book to Ryder and Nolan's Step into the Night is, like its predecessor, a naturalist's delight. A girl is awakened by a mockingbird's song: "I am here. I am here. Happy day! Happy day! " As she walks through the woods, and near a pond, she looks and listens, moving in concord with the narrator's directions. "Under the trees / the moss / is like a quiet animal / waiting / for you to come / and touch / its softness. / Feel its fur gently. / Listen . . . / you can almost / hear it purr." She sees a turtle with "bright red eyes," a fish that swirls like "a golden treasure," a dragonfly with "long wings / clear as glass." As she returns, the "summer pictures flicker in her mind" and keep her "company / all the way home." Nolan's outstanding illustrations, in his customary photo-realistic style, are drenched with sunlight and shadowsthe perfect complement to Ryder's reverent text. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

PreS-K-- A young girl explores in the quiet of a summer's morning, observing--passively--all there is to see: a mockingbird in a tree, sunlight on the surface of a pond, clouds chasing across the sky. . . . But despite images of birds and clouds, Ryder's verse never takes flight, perhaps because she falls into the trap of addressing her reader as ``you,'' a choice that burdens her words with an inappropriate pragmatism. Nolan's elegant but lifeless paintings do little more than mirror the words on the page. These full-color illustrations are initially striking and may help to sell this very slight effort, but readers have only to compare the book to Yolen's Owl Moon (Philomel, 1987), a similar journey (but on a winter's eve), to know where their time's best spent. --Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, N.Y.

Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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