(0)
 
World Rat Day : Poems about Real Holidays You've Never Heard of
by J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff

Overview - From the Children's Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated.
Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you've never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell "Fudge " at the Cobras in North America Day, it's not because they don't exist, it's simply that they needed someone to spread the word.
  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • Retail Price: $15.99
  • $13.59

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Express Shipping for Club Members
Not a member? Join Today!
 
 
New & Used Marketplace 24 copies from $5.65
 
 
 

More About World Rat Day by J. Patrick Lewis; Anna Raff
 
 
 
Overview
From the Children's Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated.
Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you've never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell "Fudge " at the Cobras in North America Day, it's not because they don't exist, it's simply that they needed someone to spread the word. Luckily, the fantastically zany poems of J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff's equally hilarious illustrations have memorialized these holidays forever. So get out your calendars -- from Happy Mew Year for Cats Day to Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, World Rat Day (April 4) calls for a year-round celebration.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763654023
  • ISBN-10: 0763654027
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: March 2013
  • Page Count: 34
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry - Humorous
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Holidays & Celebrations - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-01-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

Lest readers forget to observe (actual) holidays like Worm Day (March 15) or Yell ‘Fudge!’ at the Cobras in North America Day (June 2), Lewis offers a lyrical reminder, with several of the special occasions crashed by a squadron of rats. In honor of Pink Flamingo Day (May 29), Lewis fashions a concrete poem: “A Flamingo is a long cooooooooool drink of something pink,” and for International Cephalopod Awareness Day, a scuba-diving rat with a toilet plunger greets a doe-eyed octopus: “I wish I was an octopus/ In inky-dinky weather./ Then you and I could octopush/ Our suction cups together.” Raff’s loose washes with ink details exude personality and humor (a skunk’s photo shoot has her posing next to a bottle of “Eau de Eeeew!”) in this gleefully silly crowd-pleaser. Ages 5–8. (Mar.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews

DISCUSSION