ISBN: 9781684377053


Published by (2020-04-21)

Now in paperback, a collection of original, wickedly funny poems from Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis accompanied by illustrations by Caldecott Medal-winner Matthew Cordell.

In this tasty collection, J. Patrick Lewis 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 book that will delight any young reader!

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 9.99 USD / 13.99 CAD
Published: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 9781684377053
Page Count: 160
Trim Size: 6-3/4 x 8-3/4

"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

". . . 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