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Amusingly absurd and playfully profound, this delightfully illustrated volume of original poems is sure to tickle the fancy of children and adults alike.

It happened on a winters day

(The air was cold, the sky was gray):

Out walking in the woods alone,

I came upon a wishing bone.

What would you do if everything you wished came true? How does a white rhinoceros take his tea? Where can you find the elusive purple tiger? Who wanders in the whiffle bog on a bilgy, bulgy night? Resonating with childlike questions, the fanciful poems in THE WISHING BONE invite readers to think and to dream. Full of illustrations as fresh and whimsical as the verse, here is a collection to read aloud and savor for its sheer verbal and visual exuberance.

Synopsis:

This delightfully illustrated volume of amusingly absurd and playfully profound original poems invites readers to read aloud and tickle their fancy. Full color.

Synopsis:

What would you do if your every wish came true? Do you know how a white rhinoceros takes his tea, where to find the elusive purple tiger and who wanders in the whiffle bog on a bilgy, bulgy night? The "Wishing Bone" resonates with whimsical questions, inviting the reader to think and dream.

Synopsis:

Amusingly absurd and playfully profound, this delightfully illustrated volume of original poems is sure to tickle the fancy of children and adults alike.

It happened on a winters day

(The air was cold, the sky was gray):

Out walking in the woods alone,

I came upon a wishing bone.

What would you do if everything you wished came true? How does a white rhinoceros take his tea? Where can you find the elusive purple tiger? Who wanders in the whiffle bog on a bilgy, bulgy night? Resonating with childlike questions, the fanciful poems in THE WISHING BONE invite readers to think and to dream. Full of illustrations as fresh and whimsical as the verse, here is a collection to read aloud and savor for its sheer verbal and visual exuberance.

About the Author

Stephen Mitchell is a renowned writer, translator, and anthologist. His more than thirty books for adults and children include THE NIGHTINGALE (a retelling of Hans Christian Andersens classic story),

as well as translations of Rilke, Genesis, and the TAO TE CHING. This is his first collection of poems for children. Of the poems in THE WISHING BONE, he says,

"Theyll tell you all you need to hear,

Theyll whisper to your inner ear,

And sometimes they will make you laugh

As if you saw a pink giraffe

Tap-dancing with a tuna fish.

They make no bones: Their dearest wish

Is that you like them. If you do,

Then (naturally) theyll like you."

Tom Pohrt has illustrated many childrens books, including the best-selling CROW AND WEASEL by Barry Lopez. He is a self-taught artist. This is his first book with Candlewick Press.

Table of Contents

When I grow up — Wishing bone — Trail — White rhinoceros — perpetual number song — Sune and I — Questions — Last of the purple tigers — Answer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763611187
ill.:
Pohrt, Tom.,
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Pohrt, Tom
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen
Author:
Pohrt, Tom
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
107-532
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
10.32x7.64x.62 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 56 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763611187 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This delightfully illustrated volume of amusingly absurd and playfully profound original poems invites readers to read aloud and tickle their fancy. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , What would you do if your every wish came true? Do you know how a white rhinoceros takes his tea, where to find the elusive purple tiger and who wanders in the whiffle bog on a bilgy, bulgy night? The "Wishing Bone" resonates with whimsical questions, inviting the reader to think and dream.
"Synopsis" by , Amusingly absurd and playfully profound, this delightfully illustrated volume of original poems is sure to tickle the fancy of children and adults alike.

It happened on a winters day

(The air was cold, the sky was gray):

Out walking in the woods alone,

I came upon a wishing bone.

What would you do if everything you wished came true? How does a white rhinoceros take his tea? Where can you find the elusive purple tiger? Who wanders in the whiffle bog on a bilgy, bulgy night? Resonating with childlike questions, the fanciful poems in THE WISHING BONE invite readers to think and to dream. Full of illustrations as fresh and whimsical as the verse, here is a collection to read aloud and savor for its sheer verbal and visual exuberance.

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