Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham

Concrete poems celebrate all aspects of light.

What I thought: I've been meaning to read this collection since I read a review of Night Lights by Susan Gal in SLJ and it suggested Flicker Flash as a story time pairing. This is a great collection. I'm usually not a big fan of concrete poetry, but Flicker Flash is concrete poetry at its best. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and appealing. My favorite poems are "Light," "Firefly," "Crescent Moon," and "Campfire." I'm thinking of pairing Flicker Flash with Night Lights by Susan Gal and Blackout by John Rocco for a light and dark/opposites story time.

(Illus. Nancy Davis. Houghton Mifflin, 1999)

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