Hatful of Dragons, A: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems (Hardback)
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Hatful of Dragons, A: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 07/05/2020
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Ideal for fans of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, this collection of hilarious poems features delicious vocabulary and a wide range of subjects, as well as recurring characters and subplots in the art that weave the poems together and add to the merriment.

This funny poetry book is chockful of unusual characters: panda and pangolin musicians, mail-order eggs that hatch (surprise!) dinosaurs, ten aliens with a garden-gnome pal, a robot uncle, lots and lots of dragons, and a professor who uses his Page Machine to travel to multiple pages within the book. Vikram Madan's ingenious poems take many forms, from limerick to rebus to a fill-in-the-blank poem that offers more than 13.8 billion funny combinations. All feature clever wordplay, impeccable rhythm and rhyme, and riotous punchlines. This is a quirky collection of poems that readers will laugh their way through again and again.

Publisher: Astra Publishing House
ISBN: 9781684371501
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 216 x 165 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A loopily meta collection of silly, interactive poetry. Madan's collection of rhymed verse lives up to its subtitle thanks to a poem with 12 numbered blanks and 12 lists of seven words or phrases each to insert, mix-and-match style, in those blanks...that equals seven-to-the-12th-power possible poems! You do the math. There is a 'cracked-concrete' poem (some of the words have fallen to the bottom of the page), a rebus chant composed entirely of pictures of Australian animals, and some poems in comic strips. The cast appears to be of many races and species. This collection will encourage several giggle-filled read-throughs." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The word that best describes this book rhymes with 'bilarious.'" - Adam Rex, author-artist of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

"With rigorous rhythm and rollicking rhyme, Vikram Madan's A Hatful of Dragons delivers a vatful of laughs!" - Douglas Florian, author-artist of Friends and Foes: Poems About Us All

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