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, " the recipient of four starred reviews; "Comet, Stars, the Moon "and" Mars, " a Kirkus Reviews Best Book and a Horn Book Fanfare; and "Bow Wow Meow Meow, " a Gryphon Award winner.
JEREMY HOLMES's first book for children, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, " received the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award. He also created the jacket image for "On the Day I Died" by Candace Fleming."