Author: Jennifer White
Illustrator: by Colin White
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4392-5983-2Click Here To Purchase On the Edge With Coolhead Luke
After the success of their first book Coolhead Luke and other Stories
, the Whites bring us another collection of humorous verse and quirky illustrations in ‘On the Edge..’.
Whimsy meets wisdom in these short poems - ‘The Face of Time’ and ‘The Metta Four’, for instance, are gently didactic, while ‘Misguided Fish Wish’ wryly describes a pet’s leap towards freedom. ‘Spike Speaks’ is a sweet ode to the friendship between a little boy and a pet straight out of an Edward Gorey drawing, while ‘Invitation to a Ghoulfest’ is deliciously creepy, with a neat twist at the end. Each poem brings us novel characters – look how the rather somber-sounding ‘Why’ ends, for instance, or at the object of a little alien’s affections in ‘Love at First Sight’!
MS. White’s verses explore a range of poetic and literary devices, each further explained in a very useful glossary at the end of the book. The layout is pleasantly minimalistic, with spare black and white drawings from talented young Colin, and is an effective complement to Ms. White’s playful verse.
A visual and aural treat for every reader, young and old.
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