World Rat Day by J. Patrick Lewis
Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

unrated

Synopsis

From the Children’s Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated.

Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you’ve never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell "Fudge!" at the Cobras in North America Day, it’s not because they don’t exist, it’s simply that they needed someone to spread the word. Luckily, the fantastically zany poems of J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff’s equally hilarious illustrations have memorialized these holidays forever. So get out your calendars — from Happy Mew Year for Cats Day to Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, World Rat Day (April 4) calls for a year-round celebration.
 

About J. Patrick Lewis

See more books from this Author
J. Patrick Lewis has written more than seventy books for children and is the current Children’s Poet Laureate. He lives in Ohio, where, between author visits at schools, he weeps copious tears that his grandchildren live so far away.Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator based in New York City where there are reportedly four rats per human resident. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and American Illustration, among others. World Rat Day is her first book with Candlewick Press.
 
Published March 12, 2013 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for World Rat Day

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Lest readers forget to observe (actual) holidays like Worm Day (March 15) or Yell ‘Fudge!’ at the Cobras in North America Day (June 2), Lewis offers a lyrical reminder, with several of the special occ

Jan 07 2013 | Read Full Review of World Rat Day: Poems About Re...

Reader Rating for World Rat Day
95%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 5 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review