Tour the USA in clever rhyme full of humorous twists and mischievous wordplay
Using a variety of poetic forms, including haiku and rhyming quatrains, J. Patrick Lewis' delightful collection of poems about American culture is unerringly witty. From playful to wry to mischievously funny--whether it's poking good-natured fun at the Census Bureau or celebrating the vast regional differences in America or turning each state's initials into a guessing game--each poem offers a unique and insightful peek into everyday Americana. With humorous illustrations that reflect the clever verse, "Good Mornin', Ms. America" is an appealing invitation to enjoy our nation in all its multi-faceted glory
J. Patrick Lewis is an award-winning, critically acclaimed poet who has published over 40 children's picture books, many of which have received starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, Horn Book, School Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. His poems have also appeared in numerous children's magazines and over 70 anthologies. In addition to reviewing children's books for The New York Times, Pat is a popular keynote speaker at literature conferences. Admired for his clever wordplay, insightful wit, and passion for introducing poetry in the classroom, Pat is also a frequent guest author at elementary schools and teachers' workshops.
Mark Clapsadle is a graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has over 30 years experience as an illustrator and fine artist. Throughout his career, he has illustrated numerous children's books, including Mugambi&