While Chuckle Poems for Kids was written for ages 3 – 12, it is a collection of humorous poems that appeals to “kids” of all ages. Each poem is illustrated either with pen and colored pencil or with graphite alone. The poems are especially effective when shared with an other adult such as a teacher, parent or grandparent.
NOTE: All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to four charities: Smile Train, Habitat for Humanity, World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy.
“From the first poem 'Invasion,' an ode to dust bunnies, Combs makes it refreshingly clear that rhythm and language trump solemn moralizing in this children’s book. This is a lesson in itself since Combs’ playfulness as a poet makes the English language fun rather than something for children to fear. Every poem, from 'The Barnyard Ballet,' in which 'Pigs wore pink tutus / And cows donned blue gowns, / Leaping from barns, / Pirouetting though towns,' to 'A Rare Pair' ('There was an umbrella / Who was an odd fella; / It just didn’t work like the rest') have an easy cadence and engaging musicality accessible to readers both young and old. The simple graphite and pen-and-colored-pencil pictures present a whimsical context for the delightful words. Indeed, the Dr. Seuss-like wonder and enchantment that shines throughout makes the reader only want more of this author’s original vision. A work of unbridled joy sweetly rendered with a lot of heart.” – From a review by Kirkus Indie
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Published November 11, 2010
by Cookie Combs Publications.
Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction.