Let's Have a Bite!

Let's Have a Bite!

A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes

By Robert Forbes; Ronald Searle (Illustrator)

Overlook Juvenile, Hardcover, 9781590204092, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2010

If you haven't heard, the whole animal kingdom is roaring its approval for "Let's Have A Bite ," this collection of delectable rhymes about animals naughty and nice. With thirty-three delicious poems by Robert Forbes and zany illustrations of each featured creature (look out for a secret critter peeping out from each page) by a master cartoonist Ronald Searle, these wildly playful rhymes and charmingly intricate illustrations will keep readers seven to seventy coming back again and again.

About the Author
Robert Forbes serves as a company Vice President as well as President of the lifestyle magazine ForbesLife. After 25 years in New York City and six in London, he and his wife currently reside in Florida. His other two books of poetry for children, Beastly Feasts! and Let's Have a Bite!, were also illustrated by Ronald Searle.

Ronald Searle (1920-2011) trained at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (now Anglia Ruskin University) for two years before enlisting in the Royal Engineers in 1939. A prisoner of war from 1942-1945 in Singapore and Thailand, he cartooned during his internment. Searle s best-known comics series consisted of six books published between 1948-1959, featuring juvenile delinquent schoolgirls at the fictional school St. Trinian s. (These have been adapted into films as recently as 2011.) Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004, he was also decorated with France s highest honor for an artist, the French Order of the Legion of Honor, won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award, and received the German Order of Merit.