Gr 6-8-This poetry collection takes people's actions as a starting point. The title of each poem is a verb in the infinitive, such as amar, bailar, comer, morir, and vivir ("to love," "to dance," "to eat," "to die," and "to live"). Below the title is a poetic interpretation of each verb's meaning. As a whole, Fernandez defines each action perfectly with apt analogies, metaphors, and similes. This award-winning compilation of verb poems is a breathtaking reflection on human action. The poet captures the true significance of each verb with finesse and manages to turn insignificant actions into life-changing moments. In addition, the soft, flowing watercolor illustrations also poetically convey the meaning of each verb. The combination of beautiful words and exquisite paintings make this book noteworthy. All in all, it is utterly romantic, extremely nostalgic, and wholly passionate.
I. Mirthala Garza, Blackshear Elementary, Austin, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.