GIANTS, MOOSEQUAKES & OTHER DISASTERS
Illustrated by Maureen Paxton.
Volume 13 Number 6
Dennis Lee started a trend. Lois Simmie in Auntie's Knitting a Baby ¹ has successfully followed it, b.p. Nichol has not. This picture book is a reissue that should not have been. The blurb says "is certain to make (children ages 4 to 10) howl with laughter (maybe, but I doubt it) and it is certain to turn them on to poetry." It cannot. There is not a poem in the book. Bad scansion, bad rhythm, bad rhyme, and bad grammar do not make good nonsense. Illustrations by Maureen Paxton are imaginative and somewhat more appealing.
Grace E. Funk, Harwood E.S., Vernon, BC.
¹ Reviewed vol. XIII/5 September 1985, p. 223-224.
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