There's a slobbery thug in town, and his name is Stanza. He bullies everybody. He eats chicken pot pie. And . . . he writes poetry. On the sly. At night. Because he’s extremely afraid his bully brothers will find out. But Stanza doesn't let that stop him from entering one of his poems into a jingle contest. Does he win? Well, what if he did . . . not?
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||AD830L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
JILL ESBAUM is the author of several picture books, including Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'!, illustrated by Adam Rex. She lives on a farm in Dixon, Iowa.
JACK E. DAVIS is the award-winning illustrator of many wildly funny picture books, including Yo-yo Man by Daniel Pinkwater, Sweet Tooth by Margie Palatini, and Monster Goose by Judy Sierra. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great story about peer fear - a tough-guy dog who’s afraid his brothers will laugh at him if he exposes his love of writing poetry. The contrast between his street life and inner musings is fun and aptly illustrates the conflict between our outer and inner selves. The ending is great. Kids will get it from the illustration, but parents will chuckle at another level. Love this book!