In the Library · Jean R · Juvenile · Poetry

Lola, Rae, and Bug | by Edie Conrad

Lola, Rae, and Bug by Edie Conrad
(Ben Toby Books, 2010, 77 pages)

Lola, Rae, and Bug by St. Charles Community College’s own Edie Conrad is a whimsical book of children’s verse.  Conrad’s creative wordplay allows the reader to romp with Conrad’s grandchildren (Lola, Rae, and Bug) and her dog (Bennington) in a world of wonder and imagination.  The illustrated book covers everything from nature to food to relationships.  Tug of war, cooking, and reading are all described through a child’s eye.  My particular favorite is the poem entitled “Stolen Sunshine.” “Stolen Sunshine” questions why the sun is there one minute and gone the next.

It seems appropriate to conclude this review with a little rhyme for you:

Reading Edie’s poems
Is really lots of fun
When I reach the end
I’ll start again. . . page one.

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