Product Details
List Price:
$18.95
Ages:
8 to 11
Grades:
3 to 6
Pages:
160
Trim Size:
6.75" x 8.75"
Published:
10/2012
Imprint:
Wordsong
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-927-8
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Lexile Level:
NP

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About the Book

Overview

In this tasty collection, J. Patrick Lewis displays the breadth and depth of his talent, giving readers of any and every sensibility something to make them laugh out loud. He stirs humor into an astonishing array of subjects—from animals to school to dragons to food. And he delivers them in a remarkable variety of forms, including riddles, limericks, nonsense rhymes, parodies, anagrams, story poems, haiku, and more. Baked in Lewis’s brilliant imagination and sprinkled with Matthew Cordell’s warm, witty drawings, the result is a collection to delight the taste buds.

Reviews

". . . Lewis is not only one of the most prolific, comic poets; he's also one of the funniest and most inventive. The collection will serve as a strong resource for creative-writing prompts. A great big feast of poems." —School Library Journal

 "Prolific versifier, author, riddlizer (etc.) Lewis offers this mostly new (a few appeared in magazines or anthologies) collection of laughs and linguistic lampoons…poetry (and silliness) seekers will find much to feast upon. Cordell’s scribbly illustrations bring the master (Silverstein, who receives a tribute poem here) to mind and are the goofy icing on this goofy cake. Verse seekers could do worser than to swallow down this course of funky, funny forms of wordy wit." Kirkus Reviews

Awards
Meet the Author

J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children and was the U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate (2011–2013). His many books include If You Were a Chocolate MustacheFace Bug, and Please Bury Me in the Library. He lives in Westerville, Ohio. jpatricklewis.com

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