July Is a Mad Mosquito by J. Patrick Lewis

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A poem for each month of the year evokes the sounds, smells, and sights of the time.

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. Hall teaches children's book illustration at the Pratt Institute
Published April 1, 1994 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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about three-fourths of the spread features Hall's (see Shanty Boat , reviewed above) zippy full-color collagraphs while the text claims the remaining space.

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