J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian–TOGETHER? Yep! They have a new funny car poetry collection out called POEM-MOBILES! It’s full of whimsical, punny poems by Pat and Douglas–because what else would you expect when these two madly funny men (funny madmen?) get together? And it’s illustrated with’very cool, can’t-even-figure-out-how-to-describe-it art by Jeremy Holmes. (Explore the art further with this fabulous post at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.) Your car-crazed young readers will love it (and so will non-car fanatics–I’m proof!). Here’s one of my favorites:
With hot-water heating
And porcelain seating,
The Bathtub is speeding–
A white limousine
That’s sudsy with bubbles.
Forget your car troubles.
Its purpose? It doubles
By keeping you clean!
–J. Patrick Lewis, all rights reserved
And here I am reading this poem.
Isn’t that delightful? (The varying indents were lost to WordPress formatting–grrr.)?I love it. Of course, I’m a lot more partial to baths than to cars, so that could explain why this is one of my particular favorites:>) But if you like dragons or dinosaurs or high heels or paper clips or just about anything, there is a related poem in this book!
The Poetry Friday Roundup today is being wrangled by Liz at Elizabeth Steinglass. Have fun!