A gift for photography mavens and poets. This is a poetry collection in which the photographs, too, are pure poetry. Barbara Rogasky delights us with unbelievable photos in which we see coins cascading into a toll taker's basket and the array of city lights as seen from as airplane. Myra Cohn Livingston's beautiful poems served as the inspiration for the photos. A book the family can enjoy.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-9-- This celebration of the world of light and shadow captures their many moods equally well in two very different media. The 14 poems are printed on the left-hand pages, opposite the full-color photographs they both describe and enhance. Each one begins with the word ``light'' followed by a simple verb--``Light jumps . . . ,'' ``Light is . . . ,'' ``Light steps . . .'' All help to personify the arrangements that appear in the photographs. The pictures themselves convey many of the images in the text, from the energy of sunshine on water, to the coolness of afternoon shadows, or the joy of fractured light in a funhouse mirror. Those readers who have appreciated Livingston's work with Leonard Everett Fisher in Space Songs (Holiday, 1988) and several other titles will enjoy this new and different collaboration as well. When used with James Cross Giblin's Let There Be Light (Crowell, 1988), a history of windows, and Hilda Simon's Sight and Seeing: A World of Light and Color (Philomel, 1983), this collection could provide a powerful centerpiece for a science unit. --Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie