14 August 2008

A Bird About to Sing - Montenegro

Natalie is a poet but she can't seem to share her words vocally just on paper. Her poetry teacher takes her to a poetry group where she is invited to share a poem. She stands in front and can't move. She goes to leave and one lady reminds her that when she is ready she will be like a bird about to sing and it will pour out of her. On the bus going home she tells her teacher she wants to tell her the poem and she does successfully and all the other poets hear her too because they are on the bus too.
This is quite the interesting book. I don't really care for the abstract illustrations, the poetry was mostly cute. Just a book I feel was put together too much like random poetry instead of being structured like a book should be.