Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphsby J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Yolen, Jeffrey Stewart Timmins
Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen team up in this ironic and witty take on the last moments in the lives of a variety of animals. Each poem in this darkly humorous collection is an epitaph of a different animal. Grouped by animal type, these posthumous poems are full of clever wordplay and macabre humor that will appeal to kids (and adults) of all ages.
Meet the Author
J. Patrick Lewis is the author of more than seventy books for children and was recently named Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. His books include FIRST DOG, SPOT THE PLOT: A RIDDLE BOOK OF RIDDLES, and KINDERGARTEN CAT. He lives in Westerville, Ohio. Visit Pat at www.jpatricklewis.com. Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America. She is the award-winning author of over three hundred children's books including OWL MOON, a Caldecott Medal Winner, the How Do Dinosaurs . . . ? series, BAD GIRLS, and SEA QUEENS. Jane lives in Western Massachusetts.
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This doesn't seem to be about nonhuman individuals; but rather tolerance for oppression, speciesism and carnism. desensitization, no thank-you. generation Z ( and Alpha), are intelligent and empathetic and empowered to shift the foundations. books for children ~ The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure by Jonathan Peter Balcombe _ 9780520260245 Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life by Zoe Weil _ 9781582702063 The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint by Marc Bekoff _ 9781577316497 and for obsolete children / The Olds ~ Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Melanie Joy PhD _ 9781573245050 amongst a myriad of others that you shall find on your own. we are all responsible for building a compassionate tomorrow. dear reader, begin today.
A wonderfully macabre feast of words, for those who love the older faerie tales and nursery rhymes that were written to entertain both adults and children. In this overly P.C. world, it’s refreshing to come across this wonderfully illustrated collection of dark humor.
This is a dark and gruesomely illustrated book that I would not recommend for young children.