NPM 2021 Day 23: Hatful of Dragons

If you loved Shel Silverstein’s nonsensical verse, then this might just be the book for you!

1-HoD COVER“Hatful of Dragons and More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems” is a collection of silly poems that aren’t afraid of word play, goofy jokes, and visual gags that reminded me of my young love for Shel Silverstein’s work.  These are poems that will definitely make you laugh.  Vikrram Madan also includes line drawings throughout and makes great use of page turns.  At 64 pages of poetry, it might be cheating to call this a picture book, but I think it still counts.  There are poems and there are pictures on every page, after all.

I share one of my favorites.  It took me a few minutes to figure out how to read it and I loved it once I figured it out.  This is literally word play at its finest right here.

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And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!

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