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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles

Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles

by Douglas Florian

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In the vein of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, this illustrated book of humorous poems will guarantee giggles

Artist, poet, and award-winning author Douglas Florian successfully captures the comedy of kids’ everyday lives with this jam-packed volume of 170 nonsense poems. Meander through the different aisles—such as “Jests & Jives” or “Tons of Puns”—to find everything from laugh-out-loud limericks to frenetic free verse. With Florian’s eccentric wit and off-the-wall drawings, this one-stop funny poetry shop is perfect for fans of Where the Sidewalk Ends.

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ISBN-13: 9781101620502
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/20/2014
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Douglas Florian ( is an abstract artist, poet, and the author/illustrator of over 50 children's books. He's visited more than 500 schools throughout the United Statest. He lives and works in New York City.

Table of Contents

Aisle 1 Wit & Whimsy 1

Aisle 2 Chortles & Chuckles 14

Aisle 3 Funny Bones & Belly Laughs 28

Aisle 4 Giggles & Glee & Tons of Teehee 42

Aisle 5 Willy-Nilly Sillies 56

Aisle 6 Tons of Puns 70

Aisle 7 Jesus & Jives 84

Aisle 8 Rib-Ticklers & Sidesplitters 96

Aisle 9 Jokes & Pokes & Funny folks 110

Aisle 10 Hee-Haws & Great Guffaws 124

Aisle 11 Miles of Smiles 138

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Praise for Poem Depot:

"Plenty of laughs to be had."—Publishers Weekly

"More than one reviewer has already noted that fans of Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends or A Light in the Attic might also enjoy Douglas Florian’s Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles."—Julie Danielson (of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) in Kirkus Reviews

"With a strong thread of wordplay, the poems will amuse children while also challenging them to think, making this an appealing source of short verse to memorize and an enjoyable collection of poetry to read just for fun."—Booklist

"The verse here ranges from screwball nursery rhymes to free verse, limericks and even a Ben Franklin's not Chaucer, but it's diverting."—The Wall Street Journal

"Echoes of Shel Silverstein’s brand of wit and whimsy reverberate in Florian’s 170 poems. The kid-friendly selections creatively capture the quotidian comings and goings of youngsters in humorous, forward-thinking verse."—School Library Journal

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