Because I Could Not Stop My Bike (Paperback)

By Karen Jo Shapiro, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge, 9781580891059, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2005

List Price: 7.95*
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Karen Jo Shapiro's lighthearted take on some of the most celebrated poems from English and American literature will bring a smile to readers everywhere. Twenty-six hilarious poems fill the pages of this book, and many of them should sound familiar -- if just a little off. From a little dog's version of Shakespeare to the fractured homage to Emily Dickinson of the title poem, these verses will have you laughing faster than you can say "iambic pentameter." With Matt Faulkner's witty illustrations, this is one poetry book that's pure fun.

About the Author

Karen Jo (KJ) Shapiro is a mother, psychologist, and the author of I MUST GO DOWN TO THE BEACH AGAIN AND OTHER POEMS and BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP MY BIKE AND OTHER POEMS. An avid poetry lover since childhood, she majored in English and Spanish at Colby College where she studied many of the poems and poets that inspired her children's books. She got her graduate degree in psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Karen Jo is a member of the National Register of Psychologists, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Association of Booksellers for Children.