Outside the Box

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Outside the Box

By Karma Wilson; Diane Goode (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416980056, 172pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2014

This laugh-out-loud poetry collaboration from a "New York Times" and "Publishers Weekly" bestselling author and a Caldecott Honor illustrator is anything but ordinary.
Dive in to Karma Wilson's latest collection of more than 100 poems some humorous, some poignant, and all of them "Outside the Box." Illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Diane Goode, "Outside the Box "has something for everyone. Appealing to kids and parents alike, poems such as Sick Day, My Pet Robot, Balloonaphobia, and Aliens Under My Bed are sure to delight and entertain.

About the Author
Karma Wilson's first poem was published at the tender age of six. The poem was ironically titled, "I Don't Wanna Write a Poem!" Growing up, she had no desire to write. But Providence had different plans, and now Karma writes poems for a living when she's not busy being a wife and raising three kids. Karma is the bestselling author of Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More, as well as If I Were a Mouse, Give Thanks to the Lord, and I Will Rejoice.

Diane Goode is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant. Inspired by the handwritten letters of the Founding Mothers, she begins with their quill and sepia handwriting and spins out the line to re-create their images and the remarkable events of their lives for a new generation of young readers.