This book is bound To pick you up. To give a little lift. If you take half A change you’ll laugh. We know you won’t be miffed. So find a home Inside a poem. Take off your shoes and sit And if you smile Once in a while, We won’t mind it one bit!
“Sure to draw fans of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky . . . [These poems] provoke laughter while playfully manipulating language to capture the comical essence of things and events in a child’s world.”—School of Library Journal
Douglas Florian is an abstract artist, poet, and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins and Claudia Lewis poetry awards. He is the bestselling author of over fifty children’s books.Douglas Florian lives in New York City.
“The poems in this book/ Are meant to be humorous.They poke fun at the everyday (“Our school lunch is from outer space,/ Endangering the human race”) and the imaginary (“Hello, my name is Dracula./ My clothing is all blackula./… /At dawn I hit the sackula./ Tomorrow I’ll be backula!”). Florian repeatedly shows that he knows what makes kids giggle.”–Publishers Weekly
“Kids will find plenty to chuckle over in Douglas Florian’s punchline-rich Laugh-eteria, his seventh poetry offering after walloping successes like Bing Bang Boing and Insectlopedia. Florian fans will enjoy the punster’s groan-worthy wordplay, and kids will no doubt relish the rampant silliness that’s strangely akin to their own.”–Amazon.com