If tigers, camels, or lions respectfully decline your invitation to tea, don’t despair–poet Ivy O. Eastwick has many more friends who would happily accept. For more than thirty years, Ivy O. Eastwick wrote verse filled with gentle humor and inspiring imagery. From this body of work, educator Walter B. Barbe, the poet’s longtime friend, has selected twenty of her poems that open the gates to her imagination. As you travel along, you can play with the West Wind, whistle with a blackbird, or discover the treasures of a beachcomber’s sack. Artist Melanie Hall captures the spirit and playfulness of these enchanting poems in thisÂ poetry book sure to please readers of all ages.