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Funny and fabulous poetry is a great way to get a kid "hooked on reading" early in life. Here are some books of children's poety that have gotten rave reviews from the under-ten set.
Timothy Tunny Swallowed a Bunny by Bill Grossman
This is a hilarious collection of rhymes about the unusual (and occasionally bizarre) characters who populate the strange world of Bill Grossman´s imagination. Enhanced by colorful and fanciful illustrations by Kevin Hawkes. Ages 4 and older.
Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs : Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
The latest of poet/painter Douglas Florian´s wonderful biological books. His illustrations, alway exquisite, are "pun"ny and playful. If your little ones liked Insectlopedia and Mammalabilia, they will love Lizards, Frogs and Polliwogs. Ages 5 and up.
It´s Raining Pigs and Noodles: Poems by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by James Stevenson
Over 100 wild and funny, warm and punny poems to delight any child 4-10, with simple and expressive line drawings from James Stevenson. Merciless punning at its best!