Plants and animals anticipate the arrival of spring in this poem about the vernal equinox.
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Grade 1-4-- With well-matched text and illustrations, this is a poem of spring in which the moon calls out to the crow, worm, bear, trout, maple tree, and caterpillar, awakening them from their winter torpor and exhorting them to live and multiply. Skofield's chantlike verse has an almost hypnotic rhythm, evoking images of primeval forests and eschewing complexity. Single syllable words predominate, adding to the power and the drive of the verse. Powzyk's strong, uncluttered illustrations show each animal responding to the moon's call. Her use of contrasting light and dark gives some of the watercolor illustrations a woodcut-like vigor that complements the text. The large, vibrant illustrations make the book ideal for spring story programs. It should appeal to the same children who respond to Jane Yolen's Owl Moon and Tejima's Fox's Dream (both Philomel, 1987). --Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
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Book Description Four Winds Press, NY, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Joyce Powzyk (illustrator). 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 039718
Book Description Four Winds Press, 1990. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110027829154