Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review #1450 House Held up by Trees by Ted Kooser

Review #1450
House Held up by Trees by Ted Kooser, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Rating: three stars (out of four)

Wow, a book with the lyrical prose of Kooser and the gorgeous paintings of Klassen? What a dynamic duo! I've loved Kooser's poetry for a while now, so when I saw this book, I snatched it right up! Kooser has such a way with words that makes me stop and look at the world through another lens. This story was nicely developed. It gave me a couple of sad pangs while reading, but didn't make me cry and it did have a fairly happy ending. The illustrations were beautiful. I'm a new and growing fan of Klassen's illustrations. The pictures were rustic without being clunky or messy and still had all the personality and spunk of bright colors. I loved the muted tones. I'd especially recommend for people who like stories about trees, family, or poetry. But really, everyone should read this book!

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