Poem Mobilesby J.Patrick Lewis (Author), Douglas Florian (Author), Jeremy Homes (Illustrator)
Crazy Car Poems
Crazy poems? Car poems? You got them both in this one delightful little book. 22 fantastical, futuristic, clever poems by an U.S Children’s Poet Laureate (Lewis) and an award-winning children’s poet (Florian) will capture the imagination of the youngest in your house!
We first read rave reviews and were excited to find this book @ Sue’s KidLit site: here
Train means train, bus means bus,
Truck means truck, for most of us.
So auto out to mean, you see,
But someday our fantastic cars
Might look like cool dark chocolate bars,
Banana splits, hot dogs or fish-
Or any kind of ride you wish.
And so we’d like to offer you
A futuristic sneak preview
Of wacky cars, fender to fin.
Now turn the page and take a spin.
So begins this “Fun”-tastic book of poems on crazy cars! Take a ride in the “Fish car” which looks like a fish with a tremendous fin! This car is complete with sharp teeth and gills down its side. Take a ride to the bottom of the sea in this “Fish Car”.
Maybe you would like the “Bathtub Car”. This car comes with hot water heating and porcelain seating! With all the sudsy bubbles, you’ll forget all kinds of troubles J I know I want one!
My favorite pick would be the “Giant Bookmobile of Tomorrow”. Why you ask? For one, the driver is the Gingerbread Man, and the Fuel: Imagination Power !! Lewis and Florian say:
“My bookmobile has just one goal:
To entertain on cruise control”
And if none of these satisfy your futuristic palette, then how about these:
- Mini-Mini car
- Eel-ectric Car
- Jurrasic Park (ing)
- The Dragonwagon
- The Paper car
- The Backwards Car
- High-Heel Car
- 23rd Century Motors
- Balloon Car
- The Caterpillar Cab
- The Egg Car
- Hot Dog Car
- The Sloppy-Floppy Nonstop-Jalopy
- Grass Taxi
- The Love Car
- The Banana Split Car
- The Supersonic Ionic Car
- The Rubber Band Car
These quirky, inventive poems, masterfully illustrated with highly detailed artwork is a delight to read to every child. A unique book of poems!