- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Richard Wilbur has twice been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and has also been honored with the National Book Prize, the Bollingen Prize, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Poetry.
David Diaz won the Caldecott Medal for the illustrations in Smoky Night, written by Eve Bunting.
A collection of twenty-six short poems pondering what the world would be like if any letters of the alphabet should disappear.
Posted April 9, 2012
The author's clever use of words...and yes, disappearing letters of the alphabet...renders this a humorous, and thought-provoking text. The illustrations enhance the thoughts, making this a truly delightful reading experience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 6, 2001
What would you do if the first letter of your name would disappear? Richard Wilbur gives a comical way to view the disappearance of the alphabet. He makes his readers think about the importance of the alphabet. 'What if there were no letter A? Cows would eat HY instead of HAY' This would be an excellent book to read to elementary students. After reading this book, they could think of what other words would be or sound like with a letter missing. The illustrations by David Diaz are unique to say the least. He uses vibrant colors and illustraions to stress the importance of what Wilbur is trying to convey. This book made me think about the alphabet in a different way. It will do the same for young readers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.