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. Volume VIII Number 5 . . . . November 2, 2001
Loris Lesynski's second volume of poetry for children, the first being The Dirty Dog Boogie, is a brightly-coloured, rollicking group of highly imaginative poems. Lesynski's use of language is wonderful, with rhymes and rhythms that beg to be read aloud and subject matter that would appeal to children and parents alike. A number of poems deal with pizza, and directions on the cover instruct readers to "Read out loud - with pizzazz!"
illustrations are bright and comical. The page layouts have been done
carefully to achieve a gloriously cluttered feel, with a wide variety
of fonts, textures and a large number of smaller illustrations and quips
inserted in seemingly random locations. These cluttered layouts are
perfect for drawing children back to this book for further readings.
This is a book that is perfect for sharing and reading aloud for any
Betsy Fraser is a Youth Services Librarian with Calgary Public Library. Backwards, she is Ysteb Resarf and still enjoys poetry.
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