K-Gr 2 Poetry, however slight, should be able to stand on its own, but these inoffensive poems rely on the illustrations to make sense. West's original but old-fashioned sounding verses are mere stilted echoes that yearn back at simpler childhoods rather than spring from them. Banyard's formal, brightly-colored illustrations are far more interesting, clear, and timeless at their best, somewhat reminiscent of sentimental greeting cards in the less successful efforts. A marginal choice for most libraries. Sally T. Margolis, The Newport Schools, Kensington, Md.