Customer Review

Reviewed in Canada on March 14, 2004
We saw Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems at the book fair at my daughter's school. She didn't want to get it at first because of the cover illustration, but I decided to give it a try anyway.
She fell in love with Grasshopper Pie the first time I read it to her and read it to herself as soon as I finished. That's quite a big deal, because my seven year old is dyslexic. She has to really love a book to want to read it herself, and she really loved this one!
Still I have to agree with her about the illustrations. They are way too literal and realistic -- detracting from the humor instead of adding to it.
I hope David Steinberg's career as a poet for children takes off, and I hope next time he gets a more appropriate illustrator. If only he could illustrate his poems himself, he really could be the next Shel Silverstein.
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