Crow Moon, Worm Moon

Crow Moon, Worm Moon

by James Skofield, Joyce Powzyk

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 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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Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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1st American ed
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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