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VALERIE WORTH (1933-1994) is the author of many books for children, including All the Small Poems and Fourteen More and Peacock and Other Poems, which appeared on Fanfare, The Horn Book's Honor List, and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. STEVE JENKINS has written and illustrated many picture books, including Actual Size and the Caldecott Honor Book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
"This stunning collection will encourage readers to become careful observers, and to make the world of nature their own." --Starred, Publishers Weekly "Vivid imagery and an expert command of sound and meter distinguish this collection of poems about animals." --Starred, Booklist "Will resonate with poetry lovers, but should also open doors for those who feel daunted by poetry." --Starred, School Library Journal, April 2007 "The works of Valerie Worth stand out as quiet portraits capturing the essence of the most ordinary subjects." --Book Links, March 2007 "Impressive and regal." --The Horn Book, May / June 2007 "The cut-paper illustrations are as rich in detail and color as the poetry they accompany." --Kiwi Magazine