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Exploding Gravy

Poems to Make You Laugh

Exploding Gravy( )
Author: Kennedy, X. J.
Illustrator: Allen, Joy
ISBN:978-0-316-38423-0
Publication Date:Apr 2002
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.45USD $16.99
Book Description:

Do you like to laugh? To smile? Do you like poetry? If you like one, two or all of the above, this is the book for you. Inside these covers you'll find the best funny poems of X. J. Kennedy, a poet who knows what tickles us, all combined in a collection that pleases the car and delights the mind. In Exploding Gravy you will meet an absolutely terrible baby-sitter, and a vain witch, be told who to pet and who not to, be introduced to several dinosaurs and told some mixed up tales and...
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Book Details
Pages:128
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / Humorous
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.375 x 9.375 x 0.625 Inches
Book Weight:1.08 Pounds
Author Biography
Kennedy, X. J. (Author)
Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the everyday including his Catholic background and middle-class suburban life. Yet his concerns can be profound including death, violence, suicide, and Genesis.

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