Synopses & Reviews
"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."
Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life. This deluxe seventieth anniversary gift set includes a hardcover book with the original full-color illustrations, along with two audio CDs (and exclusive download) of the unabridged text, narrated by Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen, beloved for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rediscover the beloved story that begins with a simple picture and blossoms into a spellbinding adventure.
This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).
"An ideal book for teachers to have handy....If you want to ungloom your day, start Where the Sidewalk Ends." Reading Teacher
"A zesty collection of humorous light verse." SLJ
"Fans of Shel Silverstein will be delighted to discover Florian." - Children's Literature
"Sure to draw fans of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky . . . [These poems] provoke laughter while playfully manipulating language to capture the comical essence of things and events in a child's world." - School Library Journal
Shiver Me Timbers is a New York Public Library 100 Best Titles of the Year pick for 2012.
Dinothesaurus is a Bank Street Best Book of the Year and a Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee
Beast Feast is the winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award.
Praise for Poem Depot
"Plenty of laughs to be had."—Publishers Weekly
"More than one reviewer has already noted that fans of Silversteins Where the Sidewalk Ends or A Light in the Attic might also enjoy Douglas Florians Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles."—Julie Danielson (of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) in Kirkus Reviews
"With a strong thread of wordplay, the poems will amuse children while also challenging them to think, making this an appealing source of short verse to memorize and an enjoyable collection of poetry to read just for fun."—Booklist
"The verse here ranges from screwball nursery rhymes to free verse, limericks and even a Ben Franklin aphorism...it's not Chaucer, but it's diverting."—The Wall Street Journal
"Echoes of Shel Silversteins brand of wit and whimsy reverberate in Florians 170 poems. The kid-friendly selections creatively capture the quotidian comings and goings of youngsters in humorous, forward-thinking verse."—School Library Journal
Enter the world of Shel Silverstein...
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Shel Silverstein's most popular book, Where the Sidewalk Ends is now available in a special edition containing the classic hardcover book and a CD of highlights from his Grammy Award-winning album. This is a wonderful gift and keepsake for Shel Silverstein fans, old and new.
From the outrageously funny to the quietly affecting and touching on everything in between here are poems and drawings that illuminate the remarkable world of the well-known folksinger, humorist and creator of The Giving Tree.
In the vein of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, this illustrated book of humorous poems will guarantee giggles
Artist, poet, and award-winning author Douglas Florian successfully captures the comedy of kids everyday lives with this jam-packed volume of 170 nonsense poems. Meander through the different aislessuch as Jests and Jives” or Tons of Puns”to find everything from laugh-out-loud limericks to frenetic free verse. With Florians eccentric wit and off-the-wall drawings, this one-stop funny poetry shop is perfect for fans of Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Antoine de Saint-Exupand#233;ry's classic story, beloved by readers of all ages for 70 years, now available in an anniversary edition gift setand#8212;with hardcover book and complete, unabridged text on both CD and exclusive downloadable audio read by Viggo Mortensen!
About the Author
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) was born in Lyons, France. He wrote The Little Prince in the United States during a two-year self-imposed exile from occupied France. A year after the bookand#8217;s publication in 1943, Saint-Exupery disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron. Best known throughout the world as the author and illustrator of The Little Prince, Saint-Exupery wrote several other books that also have become classics of world literature. Viggo Mortensen is an artist mostly known for his acting work in movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises, The Road, A History of Violence, and Alatriste, to name a few of his more recent projects. Later this year he will appear in Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On The Road and in Ana Piterbarg's Todos Tenemos Un Plan. He has also taken part in various recordings of poetry, short stories, and music. These include readings of Jack Kerouac's On The Road journals for the New Yorker Out Loud series, of his own introduction for Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004, as well as numerous poetry and music recordings from his own Perceval Press label, including Canciones de Invierno, Reunion, and Time Waits for Everyone. In addition to his film and recording work, Mortensen has published several books of poetry and photography, and has exhibited his photographs and paintings in galleries and museums in the U.S., Iceland, Denmark, Cuba and New Zealand.