Bubblegum Delicious by Dennis Lee

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Bubblegum, delicious,
Bubblegum delight,
Bubblegum de-lovely in the
Middle of the night...

Three generations of Canadians have shouted, chanted, and whispered the irresistible lines of Dennis Lee. Boisterously original--and true to the spirit of childhood--Lee returns in Bubblegum Delicious to the joyous roots of his classic children's poetry.

Using the rhythm of bouncing balls and schoolyard songs, Lee has created a collection with all the wonder and wistfulness of early years--from sublime goofiness to winsome poignancy

Illustrator David McPhail has created a complementary world, peopled with a young boy his beloved dog, and a wacky collection of psychedelic bugs. In turn, these bugs deliver their own brand of verse--a parade of bratty, hilarious quatrains that act as a delightful counterpoint to the whimsy and gentleness of the main poems.

Bubblegum Delicious is destined to become a classic of Canadian children's literature.


About Dennis Lee

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DENNIS LEE is Toronto's first Poet Laureate, an Officer of the Order of Canada and the author of the timeless children's collections Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight, Jelly Belly and The Ice Cream Store. He has received many honours, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for his body of work, and is also an acclaimed poet for adults. His poetry is anthologized and read around the world.DAVID McPHAIL studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and began illustrating books for children in 1972. A prolific writer and artist, he has created dozens of highly acclaimed books, including the Pig Pig series and Mole Music, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in New Hampshire.
Published September 1, 2000 by HarperCollins Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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A chain of entries links the volume to the timeless authority of playground chants and Mother Goose rhymes in their recasting of childhood classics, as in "I ordered a TV-vee-vee/ To see what I could see-see-see" or "Fly me round the microwave./ Fly me round the moon./ Fly me like a millionaire/ ...

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