Paying homage to Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, author Alan Gettis and illustrator Kyle Wade have combined to give the reader over a hundred whimsical and zany poems. These "silly" poems are for both kids and grown-ups. Perfect for adults or older siblings to read to younger kids, and for kids eight and up to read themselves. The poems are laugh-out-loud funny with 100 whacky illustrations and many unforgettable characters such as Donut Man, Skinny Minnie, Zeke the Geek, and Cannibal Carl. Kids will go back to this book again and again!
|Publisher:||Goodman Beck Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Dr. Alan Gettis is a clinical psychologist who is well steeped in both Western psychology and Eastern philosophy. His collection of "Upside Down World" self-help books includes the critically acclaimed Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up: Landing on Your Feet in an Upside Down World, the award-winning The Happiness Solution: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World, and the highly praised It's All Part of the Dance: Finding Happiness in an Upside Down World. In the 1960s Dr. Gettis was a Vietnam-era army psychologist stationed at a military hospital, and in the 1970s he was chief psychologist at a large mental health center in Northern New Jersey. Since 1974 he has maintained a private practice where he specializes in individual psychotherapy for adults. Dr. Gettis holds degrees from four different universities, including Utah State University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons..
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In The Beak of a Duck isn't an ordinary book--it's truly an EXTRAORDINARY book! The book's profound simplicity and wry humor is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. I originally bought this book as a gift for my nephew (who devoured it) and after reading one or two of the poems with him, decided to get my own copy. When life becomes a bit too serious, to complicated or muddled with "shoulds" "have-tos" and other life pressures, I pick this book up and randomly select a poem to read. For me, Dr. Gettis has introduced me to a way of recognizing that life, no matter how challenging, can always use a bit of perspective. Whether you're eight or sixty-eight the message(s) here is timeless. What's the message? In my view, it's simple: ENJOY, LIGHTEN UP, and by all means, SMILE! Like I said, perspective! Dr. Joe Luciani