A Whale of a Time: Funny Poems for Each Day of the Year

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A collection of 366 hilarious poems about animals, families, school, food, holidays, and much more!

From the creators behind the award-winning anthologies Sing a Song of Seasons and Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright, this rib-tickling illustrated anthology is filled with unforgettable classics and new discoveries, including poetry in translation. The spectacular range of poems for children includes work by

  • John Agard
  • Maya Angelou
  • Brian Bilston
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Wendy Cope
  • Nikki Grimes
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Langston Hughes
  • Edward Lear
  • Ogden Nash
  • Linda Sue Park
  • Michael Rosen
  • Judith Viorst
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Jane Yolen
  • Benjamin Zephaniah
  • And many more!

Each poem is brought to life by Matt Hunt's comical and vibrant artwork. Whether shared out loud or read alone, this is the perfect book to bring a smile--every day of the year!

With a ribbon marker and glossy double-page spreads, this is the perfect gift for any occasion.

Author: Lou Peacock
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Published: 09/19/2023
Pages: 336
Weight: 4.93lbs
Size: 11.10h x 10.03w x 1.38d
ISBN: 9798887770253
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 10/01/2023 pg. 94
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2023

About the Author

Lou Peacock is lucky enough to have one of the best jobs in the world: "Publishing Director of Picture Books" at Nosy Crow. She has a degree in English Literature from Oxford University, and over twenty years' experience in children's publishing. She started her editorial career working on novelty books, but has focused on picture books and poetry for the last 15 years. She often puts her author hat on to write picture books for Nosy Crow and has a notebook full of scribbled ideas.

Matt Hunt was born in Redditch in Worcestershire, England, in 1988. Starting out as a fine artist, he graduated from the Birmingham School of Art, and from these roots, developed a love for children's illustration. Matt works in mixed media, utilizing paint, pens, crayons, and digital methods. He's influenced by old movies, classic illustration, cartoons, and books. He lives with his wife Hayley and two cats.

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