If You Were a Chocolate Mustacheby J. Patrick Lewis, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
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 subjectsfrom animals to school to dragons to food. And he delivers them in a remarkable variety of forms, including riddles, limericks, nonsense
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 subjectsfrom 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.
"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
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- 6.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 11 Years
Meet the Author
J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Poetry and is the current Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than sixty books for children and adults, including Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles and Please Bury Me in the Library. He has two other books scheduled: When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders (Chronicle) and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poems (an anthology Lewis edited for National Geographic). He lives in Westerville, Ohio.
Matthew Cordell is the author-illustrator of Trouble Gum and Another Brother and the illustrator of Toby and the Snowflake, among many other titles. His black-and-white art has appeared in Gail Carson Levine's poetry collection Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems, Rachel Vail's Justin Case series of books, and Julie Sternberg's Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago.
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