The Bookworm's Feast by J. Patrick Lewis

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It's not often that such elegantly clever poetry leads to delighted smiles and even full-out belly laughs. When it does, it's truly cause for celebration! With topics ranging from "heavy metal" armadillos to a sheep on "a ship on the Amazon" who is reminded to keep his "white wooly pajamazon," this deliciously jubilant potluck of poetry invites children to dig right in. Truly a tribute to words, poetry, and art, this most memorable "meal" is sure to have eager bookworms coming back for more! J. Patrick Lewis has served up a bountiful feast of splendid works for children. His previous children's poetry includes the "quick-on-the-draw wordplay"* and "inspired nonsense" of Ridicholas Nicholas and A Hippopotamusn't, praised as a "collection of marvelous light verse as fresh as spring"** (both Dial). —*Publishers Weekly **The Horn Book

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis " has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at
Published February 1, 1999 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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and a little toe-counting rhyme that starts off “Idaho pota-toe, Italian toma-toe.” In “Home, Sweet Home” readers bounce along to “I met my wife in Houdy, Miss./Or was it Odear, Me.?

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One line at a time!' "" Arrayed in chapters called ""Appetizers,"" ""Sherbets"" and so on, the nonsense verses will keep young readers happily munching all the way to ""Delectable Desserts."" As varied in form as limericks and autograph verses, only some of Lewis's (A Hippopotamusn't) poems deal ...

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