Graphically exquisite and beautifully produced, this book of illustrated animal poems for children is a work of art in and of itself.Large and well-made, this book is made even more surprising by the addition of four gate-fold pages.This is a lot of beautiful book for the money and the selection of poems is superb and stronger than the few collections out there.As Ellen Handler Spitz wrote in a May 9th review of two picture books on Emily Dickinson for the NYTBR: "In the daily lives of most American children today, poetry has gone missing. Almost entirely absent from elementary school curriculums, rarely chosen as bedtime reading by parents, poetry - formerly a joyful accouterment of youth, an inexhaustible gift - seems forgotten. Yet poetry and children belong together."POETRY AND CHILDREN BELONG TOGETHER. Poets included in this book, among others: Lewis Carroll, William Blake, Robert Desnos, Hilaire Belloc, William Cowper, Christina Rossetti, and D.H. Lawrence.
JooHee Yoon is an illustrator and printmaker committed to the art of bookmaking. She enjoys combining illustration with design whenever possible and using both traditional and industrial printing techniques for her projects. Rather than a single approach, she tries to match the tone of each project. She strives to create picture books that work on many levels and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.