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You and Me: Poems of Friendship Hardcover – September, 1997
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3. The 19 poems in this collection can stand on their own; coupled with the outstanding artwork, the book becomes a treasure to the eye and ear. Selections by poets such as Myra Cohn Livingston, Lucille Clifton, Jack Prelutsky, and Nikki Giovanni perfectly capture friendship?the glee, the confidences shared, the occasional sadness. Written from a child's perspective, the lyrical poems explore relationships with peers, family members, and even pets. The selections are paired with meticulously detailed illustrations that represent a variety of seasons and scenes. Mavor uses fabric relief as her medium, incorporating soft sculpture, applique, embroidery, and actual objects (shells, small pebbles, wood pieces, etc.). All techniques are used to wonderful effect and many objects seem to jump off the page. A visual treat, this book will not linger long on library shelves.?Barbara McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park, MD
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Ages 4^-8. There are 19 enjoyable poems in this anthology, and Mavor has illustrated them with her extraordinary 3-D fabric relief technique that makes use of embroidery, collage, and applique. The problem is that the intricate, brightly colored illustrations overwhelm the words. Children will be so busy poring over the astonishing depth and detail of the pictures, with their cuddly dolls and animals, busy sidewalks, and country scenes, that it will be hard to listen to the imagery and rhythms of the poetry. The poets include Karla Kuskin, Jack Prelutsky, Judith Viorst, and Langston Hughes, and the theme of friendship is always a popular one, but it is the pictures and how they are made that will interest children in these pages. Hazel Rochman
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I wish the publisher would re-release this wonderful book!