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The Wonder Bookby Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Synopses & Reviews
So . . . this book is full of stuff I've always wondered about . . .
Inside you will find stories, short poems, lists, palindromes, visual treats, and random observations. Some parts are happy, some sad-ish, some silly, some serious, some crunchy, some with a soft center.
You can open the book up anywhere and read. So the beginning could be the end, and the end could be the beginning. But I guess the middle is always the middle. . . .
P.S. aren't Paul's drawings the best?!
"This waggish collection combines poems, wordplay, and black ink illustrations to Silversteinian effect. Familiar nursery rhymes are comically recast ('This little piggy played the stock market'), puns run rampant, a poem about a 'backwards prince' is meant to be read backwards itself, and there are some winning palindromes ('Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?'). An occasional gag falls flat ('I wonder why people don't replace them when they take showers?'), but the sheer diversity of silliness ensures that there is something (funny) for everyone. Ages 5 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Filled with tongue twisters, brain teasers, silly stories, palindromes, puzzles, and observations, this is a book that can be read again and again. Illustrations.
About the Author
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of the New York Timesbest-selling Cookiesand Christmas Cookies, illustrated by Jane Dyer; The OK Book, It's Not Fair!, and Yes Day!, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink, illustrated by Jen Corace; and Spoon, illustrated by Scott Magoon. She also writes for grown-ups and is the creator of the short film "The Beckoning of Lovely," all of which can be found at <>.
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