Crazy Car Poems
Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375866906, 37pp.
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
The U.S. Children's Poet Laureate and an award-winning children's poet join their prolific forces in this picture book of poems about cars. But they're not just any cars: there's the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy" ("So unique there is no copy"); the Bathtub Limosine ("With hot water heating / And porcelain seating"); and the "High Heel Car." Each of the thirteen quirky, inventive poems will speak directly to the imaginations of children, as will Holmes's high-concept, detail-filled illustrations.
Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including "Dinothesaurus", which received four starred reviews and was named to many best-of-the-year lists; "Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars", a "Kirkus Reviews" Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; and "Bowwow Meow Meow", winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York.
Ellis Weiner was an editor for Spy magazine and National Lampoon. He has also written a lot of funny books for grown-ups. The Templeton Twins are his first books for children.