Grasshopper Pie (GB): All Aboard Poetry Reader

Grasshopper Pie (GB): All Aboard Poetry Reader

by D. J. Steinberg, Adrian C. Sinnott
     
 
Meet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who makes grasshopper pie (with hilarious results!) in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid.

Overview

Meet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who makes grasshopper pie (with hilarious results!) in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Although the rhythm is sometimes slightly off, the content of these poems is right on target for beginning readers, hitting the funny bones of young children. Rat has 18 poems based on school experiences-the cafeteria, homework, class picture, and the like. Grasshopper Pie consists of five silly poems including one that tells the perils of being near a sneezing elephant. The rhyming words will help emerging readers in decoding, as will the colorful illustrations. Children may need help with words such as "frightening," "photographer," and "caught," but on the whole they will be able to master the books and share them with their classmates. Fun additions to easy-reader collections.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448434919
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/09/2004
Series:
All Aboard Poetry Reader Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

D.J. Steinberg began writing children’s books in the midst of a flourishing career as an animation producer. His inspiration? The start of yet another career: fatherhood. Now with three sons to inspire him, he has five books currently being published by Grosset & Dunlap (Penguin Group).

In his debut, Grasshopper Pie and Other Poemsmeet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who sets grasshoppers loose in Grandma's kitchen in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid. The Monster Mall features the likes of Frankenfood, the Werebaby, and Henry the Hungry Skeleton in a silly selection of spooky tales. Club Pet continues this funny poetry series with illustrator Adrian Sinnott.

D.J. is best known for his work as an artist, producer, and production executive on classic animated films such as An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Cats Don’t Dance, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, and Home on the Range. He is currently a producer on Disney's newest production, A Day With Wilbur Robinson.

Raised in Chicago, D.J. attended film school at Northwestern University before heading west. Nowadays, he can be seen performing live storytelling events at libraries, schools and shopping malls in the Los Angeles area, where he lives with his wife, Nily, and three favorite muses, Daniel, Micah and Noah.

For more information please visit: www.djsteinberg.com

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