World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Ofby J. Patrick Lewis, Anna Raff
Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you’ve never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell "Fudge!" at the/b>
From the Children’s Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated.
Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you’ve never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell "Fudge!" at the Cobras in North America Day, it’s not because they don’t exist, it’s simply that they needed someone to spread the word. Luckily, the fantastically zany poems of J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff’s equally hilarious illustrations have memorialized these holidays forever. So get out your calendars — from Happy Mew Year for Cats Day to Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, World Rat Day (April 4) calls for a year-round celebration.
- Candlewick Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
J. Patrick Lewis has written more than seventy books for children and is the current Children’s Poet Laureate. He lives in Ohio, where, between author visits at schools, he weeps copious tears that his grandchildren live so far away.
Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator based in New York City where there are reportedly four rats per human resident. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and American Illustration, among others. World Rat Day is her first book with Candlewick Press.
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Taken from the inside jacket - “No one will ever forget Ewe” on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard we try on World Turtle Day (May 23). These two holidays are just a taste of the wild and wacky – and real – holidays you should be celebrating.” Why I liked this book – When I first heard about this book, I thought I would really love it… And I DID!!! This was an awesome book! The poems are top-notch, and the illustrations are awesome too! I love everything about it especially that the wacky poems are based on REAL holidays! This is a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month! J. Patrick Lewis is an AWESOME poet! And the fact that he’s Poet Laureate is even better! I also like that the rats show up on all the pages in the book no matter what the holiday is. I think all kids and adults will LOVE this book!**NOTE I reviewed my own copy of this book.
Just picked this up today. A wonderful book! Clever poems and the illustrations are really great. The kids in my family are getting this!