His Shoes Were Far Too Tight
Poems by Edward Lear
Publication Date: March 2011
Categories: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Renowned author Daniel Pinkwater and best-selling poet and artist Calef Brown team up to champion the ridiculous! These endlessly fascinating and imaginative poems are as fresh and delightful today as they were when Edward Lear wrote them more than a hundred years ago—from "The Owl and the Pussycat" to "The Pobble Who Has No Toes." This charming book proves that, sometimes, there's nothing children need more than a healthy dose of nonsense!
Daniel Pinkwater is the prolific author of over 100 books for children. He is a regular guest on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, where he reviews and recommends children's books. He lives in Hyde Park, New York.
Calef Brown is the best-selling author and artist of several humorous poetry collections that flout the normal expectations for poetry books. He lives in Brunswick, Maine.
"Seasoned collaborators provide an assuring nudge for readers to embrace Lear's sumptuously silly verse." - Publishers Weekly
"This book of poetry will undoubtedly hold the interest of young readers scouring the shelves for something out of the ordinary. " - Library Media Connection