Grab your ticket to the wonderful world of the whimsically weird. In this charming collection of wacky kid's poems, you'll find out why we're throwing the pumpkin away, how we're selling father's moustache, when little sister got elephant ears, where little brother got glued, and what's important about knee joints. Meet Cantakerous Stan, the Garbage Man; Hairy Carrie the Bearded Lady; The Wizard who looked like a Lizard; and the Grumbly Grump of Nottingham Dump.
This delightful collection of illustrated poems is surprising, inventive, kooky and--most of all--hilarious.
I'm a published author, poet and playwright. My book of wacky kid's poems, Sometimes I Get My Shoes on Backwards, was published in 2014 and my Halloween play, Scary, Scary Night, was published as a comedy in 2014 and as a musical in 2015. The comedy was subsequently selected as a finalist by the Shawnee Original Playwright Series in January, 2015 and as a semi-finalist in the annual Playwrights First contest in New York in March, 2015. The musical version was selected as a semi-finalist in the Caryl Crane Youth Theater 2015 Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival in March, 2015.
This is undoubtedly the best poetry book for kids I have ever read. Right from the first one, 'Sometimes I Get My Shoes on Backwards,' this collection of thoroughly entertaining poems takes a look at life in a humorous way through the eyes of a child.
As a parent and grandparent, I loved the way the author has captured their innocence. Covering all sorts of topics, the poems are all so entertaining, imaginative, original and so very funny. The icing on the cake is that they are delightfully illustrated with line and ink drawings which perfectly capture their essense.
Whether you are an avid fan of poetry, a parent who fancies a laugh, or someone looking to buy their first poetry book, I cannot recommend this one highly enough, and I for one am looking forward to reading more from this talented author. Five stars!