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Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems

Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)

Recently, J. Patrick Lewis, the U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate from 2011 to 2013, and veteran children’s author and illustrator Douglas Florian co-authored a collection of poetry for children called, "Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems." From start to finish — or accelerating to braking — the collection is a joyous and hilarious exploration of the most whimsical, fantastical vehicles imaginable. Every aspect of the book, right down to the tire treads on the end papers, pays homage to grease and gears. Each poem celebrates a different vehicle — the mini-mini-car, the Dragonwagon, the High-Heel Car, and so on. Each vehicle has its own set of traits — it flies, it swims, it is edible.

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