Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Curious Collection of Cats: Concrete Poems by Betsy Franco

The title says it all.

What I thought: This collection has the charm of Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The illustrations are great—so colorful. I find it intriguing that there are no lines only color. My favorite poems are:

“Veronica Goes Wild”
“Fluff is Polydactyl”
“Ear Decorations”
“Binky’s Kittens”

Normally, I don't like concrete poems, but I enjoyed this collection immensely.

(Illus. Michael Wertz. Berkley, CA: Bicycle Press, 2009)

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