J. Patrick Lewis has written more than fifty books of poetry for
children. Recently named the U.S. children's poet laureate, he's
also a recipient of the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award.
He lives in Westerville, Ohio. Visit his website at
Michael Slack is an illustrator, author, and character designer whose books include My Life as a Chicken by Ellen A. Kelley. He lives in Northern California. Visit his website atwww.slackart.com.
"Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve."--Kirkus"Teachers and parents might challenge youngsters to try solving the math problems, then introduce them to the classic poems by reading them together."--School Library Journal"Slack's bug-eyed caricatures are an exuberant complement to Lewis's delightfully offbeat union of poetry and math."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"This book could come in handy for a variety of different classroom purposes."--Booklist