Footprints on the Roof: Poems about the Earth

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Overview

This provocative collection of poems ranges from such lofty subjects as an astronaut’s view of Earth to the burrows of worms and little creatures within the earth, “where I try to tread softly: a quiet giant leaving only footprints on the roof.” Marilyn Singer’s lilting free verse offers visual images that give us fresh new insights and respect for the mighty power of volcanoes, fens, islands, deserts, dunes, and natural disasters. Singer’s easily accessible poems also include some of the lighter moments of childhood, such as sliding on ice and playing in mud. Meilo So’s distinctive india ink drawings on rice paper provide an especially handsome showcase for these buoyant nature poems.
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Publishers Weekly
"Sometimes I'm in the mood for mud When my toes have tasted too many sidewalks. In the park or by the river I choose ooze," writes Marilyn Singer in "Mud," one of several environmentally-themed offerings in Footprints on the Roof: Poems About the Earth. Meilo So's illustrations, rendered in India ink on rice paper, evoke the serene quality of Japanese silkscreen. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-In this celebratory collection, Singer's images are fresh and accessible and her wordplay never seems forced. In "Burrows," she observes, "Where what you see is nothing- what counts is what you smell or hear or feel I try to tread softly: a quiet giant leaving only footprints on the roof." In "Dormant Dragons," she writes, "Volcanoes there are that sleep the sleep of dragons With cool heads and hot bellies-." So's India-ink illustrations on rice paper capture the heart of each poem. Singer and So have created a work of minimalist art, in which harmony is achieved between text and image with no extraneous words or strokes. A welcome addition to nature-poetry collections.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Nineteen poems, some rhymed, are paired with So's (Countdown to Spring, p. 50, etc.) ink drawings. The poems are sometimes dry and sometimes didactic, but most are straightforward and occasionally giddy. So's art is by turns whimsical, wild, or reticent. The title comes from "Burrows" a poem about the creatures that live under the "roof" of the earth: rabbits, foxes, snakes. The image of a dragon under the volcano in "Dormant Dragons" is beautifully realized as So turns wash and squiggle into the beast. "Winter Solstice" connects a wintry day in America with the first day of summer in Australia most charmingly. In "Go-Betweens": "They issue warnings / They offer praise / This is trees' work / and they do it with such uncomplaining grace / it never seems like work at all." A swath of soft ink and a perfectly rendered rose reflect the turning of the year in "Summer Solstice"-"The richest garden / the greenest trees / will have a different form / wearing withered leaves like memories / of days when it was warm." Esbensen's venerable Cold Stars and Fireflies (1984) makes a nice accompaniment. (Poetry. 7-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375810947
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/12/2002
  • Edition description: FIRST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 41
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilyn Singer
Marilyn Singer is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including Monster Museum and Turtle in July, an NCTE Notable Book and a Reading Rainbow Selection.

Meilo So is the award-winning illustrator of The 20th-Century Children’s Poetry Treasury, The Beauty of the Beast, Tasty Baby Belly Buttons, and It’s Simple, Said Simon.

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