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The Bookworm's Feast

Lewis, J. Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0803716923 / ISBN 13: 9780803716926
Published by Dial
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Title: The Bookworm's Feast

Publisher: Dial

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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A delectable collection of poems by the author of Ridicholas Nicholas on a variety of topics is organized according to the courses of a meal. By the illustrator of The Reptile Ball.

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With an irreverence suggestive of Ogden Nash and the silliness of Jack Prelutsky, Lewis and O'Brien whip up a whimsical confection of poems and drawings in a format just as enjoyable as the poems themselves. A "Gentleman Bookworm" invites his friends to a feast of " 'ridiculous rhyme!/ But might I suggest?'/ Said the host to the guest,/ 'Chew them slowly. One line at a time!' " Arrayed in chapters called "Appetizers," "Sherbets" and so on, the nonsense verses will keep young readers happily munching all the way to "Delectable Desserts." As varied in form as limericks and autograph verses, only some of Lewis's (A Hippopotamusn't) poems deal with eating (to wit, "In Oneida, New York,/ Live a Knife and a Fork/ And a pip of a Tablespoon.../ the Tablespoon gallops/ Around with the scallops,/ And cries, 'Hi-ho, Silver! Away!' "). Other rhymes are sprinkled liberally with advice, as in "What to Wear Where" ("Now that we're living/ It up in Vermont,/ We wear pretty much/ Whatever we want"). As if this linguistically piquant dinner were not enough, O'Brien's (The Reptile Ball) illustrations are simply delicious. Clever and funny, his exuberantly cross-hatched pen and watercolor drawings provide humor on every page. Don't forget to sample the cheerful Hippopotamole making "mountains out of molehills," or the postcard frog snagging a stamp with his tongue. A five-star feast. Ages 4-8.
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