A colorfully illustrated collection of poems celebrating water in its various forms, from ice cubes to the ocean. Ages 5--9. 30 pages, softcover from Houghton Mifflin Company.
As fresh and sparkling as a mountain stream, Splish Splash invites young readers to plunge into the pleasures of concrete poetry, to have fun with words and ideas, and to see and appreciate the shapes of language and of everyday things.
71 Top Books of the Century (Nonfiction), Instructor magazine A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children's Book in the Langauge Arts A Children's Book of the Year, Child Study Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" Great Stone Face Book Award Nominee, New Hampshire A Kansas State Reading Circle Selection "Children's Books Mean Business," ABA-CBC Exhibit California Collection '97, '98, '99, and 2000
PW called this collection of 21 (mostly) concrete poems with vivid graphic
illustrations "a delightful blend of visual and verbal fun." Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
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