The La-Di-Da Hare by J. Patrick Lewis

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In a zany nonsense poem, Commodore Mouse and the Honeypot Bear embark on a voyage to the Island of Oh to visit the La-Di-Da Hare and enjoy a sojourn in the idyllic, fun-filled world.
 

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. Diana Cain Bluthenthal is the author and illustrator of "Matilda the Moocher" and "I'm Not Invited?, " and the illustrator of a dozen other books for children. She lives with her husband. two young sons, and pets (including two worms) in North Carolina.
 
Published April 1, 1997 by Atheneum. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Mouse suggests to Honeypot Bear that they set sail for the magical Island of Oh, ``to hear the applause of the Red Lobster claws/For the beautiful La-di-da Hare.'' Honeypot Bear obliges by becoming their boat, Mouse navigates (``Honey!

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Mouse convinces Bear to set sail for the Hare's home, a tropical paradise: ""For what would a Hare or a Bear rather do/ Than admire the highland,/ The blue butterflyland, / The fabulous Island of Oh?"" They dive into the ocean, and Commodore Mouse navigates the ""S.S.

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