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Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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Roald Dahl is simply put the greatest author of children's book of all time. Everyone knows him as the author of "Matilda" (yes, the movie with Danny DeVito), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (yes, made into a movie with Gene Wilder), "James and the Giant Peach" (again made into a wonderfully animated movie) and other children's classics.
"Revolting Rhymes" is true to the Roald Dahl we all know and love, it's a collection of rhymes with the Dahl twist. Mix a little bit of humor, a great sense of storytelling, and some gruesome details and you've got Dahl's style. In this book Dahl retells six popular fairy tales (from Cinderella to Three Little Pigs) with his own, unmistakable twist. This is a collection you'll enjoy reading over and over ... a book well worth the "CPP Buy Now! Award™"!


Dirty Beasts (Picture Puffins)
by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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Roald Dahl lets his imagination run wild again in this collection of poems about things like flying cows, a pig who gets back at a farmer, and people eating anteaters. "Dirty Beasts" will speak to the imagination of children of all ages as it describes the ridiculous, the humorous, the gruesome, and the amazing in a way only Dahl can.
Asking us to pick between "Dirty Beasts" and "Revolting Rhymes" for the coveted "CPP Buy Now! Award™" just wouldn't be fair! Any book by Roald Dahl deserves a place on your bookshelf!


The Tale of Custard the Dragon
by Ogden Nash, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
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"Belinda lived in a little white house,
With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse,
And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,
And a realio, turlio little pet dragon."
The "realio, turlio little pet dragon" Custard and his friend Belinda have been around for over 60 years as this Ogden Nash poem is a definite classic. Custard is a friendly, but cowardly dragon who has befriended Belinda. But in this tale he needs to rescue Belinda from a frightening pirate. Will Custard brave his fears and help his friend? This long-overdue edition of an all-time favorite features wonderful illustrations by Lynn Munsinger.


Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight
by Ogden Nash, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
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The follow-up to "The Tale of Custard the Dragon" is again beautifully illustrated by Lynn Munsinger and features more of the wonderful and peculiar rhymes of Ogden Nash.
In this sequel, Belinda gets into trouble again as she is captured by Sir Garagoyle. Will her funny pet dragon Custard get her out of this bind? You'll see in this kid's classic.


Ogden Nash's Zoo
by Ogden Nash, Etienne Delessert (Illustrator), Roy Finamore (Editor)
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"Zoo" is a fun collection of Nash's all-time favorite humorous poetry about animals. This zoo of animals will delight and entertain young readers over and over again, and is especially suitable as a bedtime storybook. Nash's poems are beautifully complemented by 65 black-and-white illustrations by Etienne Delessert.


The Best Cigarette
by Billy Collins
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This cd features the wonderful Bill Collins reading three dozen of his poems. He touches on topics such as cancelling a vacation, saxophones, forgetfullness, and even cows. With intelligent and incisive humor he lures you in, while the poem itself has insights that are quircky, unexpected, and sometimes even profound. Bill Collins has one of the richest imaginations around, and shares this with his listeners on this great cd.


Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations
by Judith Viorst
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From the author of "When Did I Stop Being Twenty...," "It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty...," and "How Did I Get to Be Forty..." now comes the manual for those baby-boomers turning (gulp) 50. Everyday little occurences become transformed by Voirst' pen into insightfull little happenings that will make you laugh with recognition. Just about every subject gets thoroughly examined, from feeling wild ("I didn't bother flossing before bedtime") to exercising, to counting your blessings.
Judith Voirst is the perfect guide to take you by the hand and guide you through the wonderful, funny and wild world of being 50 (forever).


Selected Poetry of Ogden Nash : 650 Rhymes, Verses, Lyrics, and Poems
by Ogden Nash
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Ogden Nash, poet, humorist, observer of the human condition... In this volume no less than 650 poems are presented, including some old favorites and some unknown suprises. Nash is one of the few poets who actually make you laugh out loud while reading his works. This collection is a perfect book to keep on your bookshelf for when you need a comic relief!
   
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