Palindromania! (Hardcover)

By Jon Agee, Jon Agee (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374357306, 112pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2009



The ultimate celebration for the palindromic year 2002!

What exactly is "palindromania"? It's the inability to see the word STRAW without thinking WARTS. It's the powerful impulse to reverse the name OPRAH to make it HARPO. It's the uncontrollable urge to buy A TOYOTA. It's an obsession with words and phrases that read exactly the same forwards and backwards. And now, in his most entertaining and extensive volume, Jon Agee, the prime purveyor of palindromes, has taken this unique word phenomenon to a whole new level. Featuring themed sections, comic-strip-style stories, and even lengthy monologues, Agee's collection of over 160 familiar and unfamiliar palindromes paired with all-new masterly cartoons is a treasure for word-lovers young and old.
Palindromania! is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

Jon Agee has written and illustrated five previous books of wordplay, including "Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? and Other Oxymorons." He lives in New York City.

Praise For Palindromania!

"For Jon Agee, creating palindromes is irrepressible." --Associated Press

"A creative, comedic gem." - Booklist