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Doodle Soup

Ciardi, John

ISBN 10: 0395383951 / ISBN 13: 9780395383957
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1985
Used Condition: good+ Hardcover
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Signed by Author dedicated to Mrs. Graves B. Erskine, a gift inscription by her is above and below the John Ciardi signature on the front free endpaper, another figt inscription is on the lower portion of the page, 56 pages, drawings, purple cloth over boards with an illustration on front board in silver and silver spine title, color illustrated dustjacket in Brodart protective cover. Thirty-eight poems, mostly humorous. Spine slightly cocked, rear board has been chewed by a dog---teeth marks along the fore edge and both outer corners completely chewed off, lower corner of rear endpaper slightly damaged, jacket is edgeworn, rubbed, lightly soiled, rear panel has small stain on upper edge. va. Bookseller Inventory # 010506021

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Title: Doodle Soup

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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Thirty-eight poems, mostly humorous, by the well-known poet.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3 Up That Ciardi loves language and delights in its subtleties and richness is clear in his new collection of poetry for children. Consistently well-written, the light verse is rousing and witty, and fairly insists on being read aloud. But perhaps the tenor of the collection can best be shown through excerpts: need, for example, "A Lesson in Manners"? "You should never be bad till you've been fed." Or insight into success? "There was a fine swimmer named Jack /Who swam ten miles outand nine back! /(What more can I tell you? That boy had style, /But in the end, he missedby a mile.)" Or, perhaps, advice on trapping moose? "My advice to you is LEAVE THEM ALONE /(Unless you are braver than you are bright)." Children will especially appreciate the mischievous surprises and naughty anecdotes as well as the author's keen perceptions about what will delight them. Nacht's pen-and-ink outlines, some with washes in shades of gray, are zany and expressive and totally in keeping with the spirit of the collection. Young or once-young, most readers will find this encounter with poetry irresistible. Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, Wis.
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