The World's Greatest (Hardcover)


By J. Patrick Lewis, Keith Graves (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9780811851305, 36pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2008

List Price: 16.99*
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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 is the award-winning author of more than 55 books for young people. His poetry and nonsense verse have appeared in dozens of magazines and more than 70 anthologies, and he is a contributor of children's book reviews for the New York Times. He lives in Ohio.

Keith Graves is the author-illustrator of several books for children including Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance and Pet Boy. He lives in Texas.

Praise For The World's Greatest: Poems

"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