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Plum Tony Mitton

Plum

Tony Mitton

Published
ISBN : 9780590542913
Hardcover
128 pages
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Come to the Elephant Delicatessen./ Sample the delicate elephant treats. Lyrical poems about epicurean elephants, puzzled peas, and freak cat-fleas pepper Tripoli-born poet Tony Mittons whimsical poetry collection, illustrated by Mary GrandPré,MoreCome to the Elephant Delicatessen./ Sample the delicate elephant treats. Lyrical poems about epicurean elephants, puzzled peas, and freak cat-fleas pepper Tripoli-born poet Tony Mittons whimsical poetry collection, illustrated by Mary GrandPré, best known for her artwork in the U.S. editions of the Harry Potter series. Mitton anthropomorphizes objects from plums (Dont be so glum, plum) to bubbles (I am only/ a bubble,/ the ghost of a ball./ If Im caught/ then Im naught,/ I am nothing at all). He also enjoys telling stories with his poetry, including the over-the-top, nine-page-long Mrs. Bhattacharyas Chapati Zap Machine about a complex chapati-making mechanism with a mind of its own, and The Histon Boulder about Moses Carters stone in England. Many of the poems have a distinctly British feel, such as Green Man Lane and Mrs. Rummages Muddle-Up Shop where readers will find the terms loo-rolls, button tin, and plastic mac, all defined in the authors notes in the back. GrandPrés inventive interpretations swoop and swirl with bold, somewhat geometrical, larger-than-life imagery of serpents, giants, and scary tree roots to dizzying effect. (Ages 5 to 9) --Karin Snelson