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This year's Halloween season brings us Dinner with Dracula: A Spine-Tingling Collection of Frighteningly Funny Poems, edited by Bruce Lansky and illustrated by Mike & Carl Gordon

This collection features silly poems in rhyme from Bruce Lansky, (Children's Poet Laureate) Jack Prelutsky, Ken Nesbitt, Paul Orshoski and others. Not strictly a Halloween book, by any stretch, this one features poems about monsters and witches, but also about some mistaken fears. All of the poems are humorous in tone.

My personal favorites of the poems in the book are:

Bigfoot's Bottom by Paul R. Orshoski (exactly what you think it's about), Science Homework by Kenn Nesbitt (a graphic depiction of what happens when your science project escapes the test tube), Frankenstein's Walk by Bill Dodds, and Mama Monster's Lullaby by Marilyn Helmer.

Twenty-five poems, all good for a giggle, and just perfect for Halloween.

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Oct. 13th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
This sounds great--thanks for sharing!
Oct. 13th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
It's great if you like "giggle poetry." It's not my favorite category, but I do enjoy it from time to time. I think it's the overabundance of sing-song rhyme that overwhelms me.
Oct. 13th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
Halloween poems!
Thanks for pointing this out! I must have it. We're having the 3rd graders select jokes to share at their party. I think I'll add poems too for some variety.

Going out to pick up the book now. Well, as soon as we're all dressed. It's a vacation day here.
Oct. 13th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Halloween poems!
I am so sorry to hear that it's a vacation day.

It was with the poetry books at the local B&N and not on the Halloween table, interestingly enough. I guess they didn't pony up the promo bucks to get it put out.
Oct. 13th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oooh! I hope they have this at the bookstore ... I hope I get to the bookstore this weekend! Thanks for the recommendation!
Oct. 13th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
It's a recent one, and B&N definitely had it around here, but in the kids' poetry section, not near Halloween.
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