For ages 4-8. William New has created a wondrously zany collection of rhyming verse, ranging from the playful to the mysterious. Included are percussive nonsense rhymes, puzzle poems, joyful dances with anagrams and gentle haiku. The poems are complemented by Vivian Bevis's full-page, full-colour illustrations, which capture the high-spirited and impetuous qualities of the verse. This sturdy, hardcover picture book will delight both the early reader and the many adults who enjoy introducing children to the sound and rhythm of verse.
William New is one of Canada's outstanding men of letters: well-known for his literary criticism, his adult poetry and his children's books. He is a professor of English and Canadian literature at the University of BC. Vivian Bevis is the illustrator of "Vanilla Gorilla". The Canadian Children's Book Centre has chosen her to tour Canada during Canadian Children's Book Week. Both author and illustrator live in Vancouver.