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If You Were a Chocolate Mustache

If You Were a Chocolate Mustache


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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!

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ISBN-13: 9781684377053
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children and the former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate (2011-2013). His many books include Keep a Pocket in Your Poem, Face Bug, and Please Bury Me in the Library. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.

Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Knowing Book. His title Wolf in the Snow won the 2018 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago. Visit

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