The World's Greatest

The World's Greatest


By J. Patrick Lewis; Keith Graves (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811851305, 33pp.

Publication Date: January 2008

Who has kissed the most cobras? Eaten the most live scorpions? Sailed highest on a skateboard? Been stuck the longest in an elevator? These and 21 other vexing superlatives are the subject matter of this zany collection of verse by one of America's most well-loved poets, J. Patrick Lewis. Comic illustrations by Keith Graves make this the funniest, wackiest, rhyming-est book on the shelf.

About the Author
J. Patrick Lewis has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at

Keith Graves is a freelance artist who holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also is a graduate of Parsons the New School for Design in New York.

Praise For The World's Greatest

"This sprightly, clever collection....will charm children..." School Library Journal, April 2008

"...not a bad way for kids to spend an afternoon-and it might send them to Guinness to think up their own." —Kirkus Reviews, March 15 2008