Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs (Hardcover)

Animal Epitaphs

By J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Yolen, Jeffrey Stewart Timmins (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, 9781580892605, 31pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012



Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen team up in this ironic and witty take on the last moments in the lives of a variety of animals. Each poem in this darkly humorous collection is an epitaph of a different animal. Grouped by animal type, these posthumous poems are full of clever wordplay and macabre humor that will appeal to kids (and adults) of all ages.

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis is the author of more than seventy books for children and was recently named Children s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. His books include FIRST DOG, SPOT THE PLOT: A RIDDLE BOOK OF RIDDLES, and KINDERGARTEN CAT. He lives in Westerville, Ohio. Visit Pat at Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America. She is the award-winning author of over three hundred children's books including OWL MOON, a Caldecott Medal Winner, the How Do Dinosaurs . . . ? series, BAD GIRLS, and SEA QUEENS. Jane lives in Western Massachusetts."