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His Shoes Were Far Too Tight

Poems by Edward Lear

Calef Brown (Illustrator), Daniel Pinkwater (Editor)


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Spring 2011 Kids' Next List

“The wild and exuberant nonsense of Mr. Lear is brought to vibrant life by the madcap master of children's book illustration, Calef Brown. Topping off the fun is a biography of Lear and an introduction by fellow nonsense-artist, the 'runcible' Daniel Pinkwater.”
— Jennifer Laughran, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY
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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!

Praise For His Shoes Were Far Too Tight: Poems by Edward Lear

"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

Chronicle Books, 9780811867924, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2011

About the Author

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.