MURAL ON SECOND AVENUE: AND OTHER CITY POEMS collects previously published poems by Lilian Moore, with artwork as electric as the urban beat by Russian-born artist Roma Karas.
The joys of city life are extolled in a book whose charm lies in simple observations.
Conveying an idyllic but never sugary view of urban life, this gathering not only marks a strong debut for the illustrator, but highlights the timeless quality of so much of Moore’s poetry.
These poems speak loudly to children; their simply stated messages spread encouragement to fledgling writers.
—School Library Journal
Few surpass Lilian Moore’s genius at translating experience and observation into poetry for the very young. Here the late poet’s abillities are handsomely showcased.
—Horn Book, The
Moore, a master of translating everyday experiences into poems for children, describes summer rain, window shopping, construction, murals, and other city happenings.