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Bubblegum Delicious.

LEE, Dennis.

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ISBN 10: 1552631591 / ISBN 13: 9781552631591
Editorial: Key Porter Books,, Bolton:, 2000
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First printing. SIGNED by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 58041

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Título: Bubblegum Delicious.

Editorial: Key Porter Books,, Bolton:

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Illustrated by David McPhail

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

Bubblegum Delicious is a brand-new book of poetry from internationally acclaimed children`s author, Dennis Lee. Together with spectacular illustrations by David McPhail, the book is an important children`s publishing event.

Using the rhymes and rhythms of ball bounces and schoolyard and street rhymes, Lee has created a breathtaking collection of poems that contain all the wonder and wistfulness of childhood - from sublime goofiness to winsome poignancy.

David McPhail has created a complementary world - real but magical, peopled with a young boy, his beloved dog and a wacky collection of psychedelic bugs. These bugs, in turn, deliver their own world of verse-a world of bratty, hilarious quatrains that act as a delightful counterpoint to the whimsey and gentleness of the main poems.

From the poet who brought us Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight and Jelly Belly comes a collection destined to join these titles as a classic of Canadian childrens` literature. (2000)

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A love poem to a jelly donut, an ode to a rocking chair, quatrains by and about bugs and beetles... it's Canadian bard Dennis Lee, at his finest. This quirky poet has been amusing readers for decades with verses both silly and sweet, in such mouthwatering titles as Dinosaur Dinner (With a Slice of Alligator Pie). In Bubblegum Delicious, Lee takes the rhythms of childhood playgrounds and creates verses bursting with appeal, from the wacky "Goober and Guck" ("You'll quack like a duck and / You'll smell like a truck-- / So eat your nice sandwich / Of goober and guck!"), to the poignant "If Lonesome Was a Pot of Gold," to the macabre "Dead Men in Edmonton." A small boy and his dog lead readers through the collection, with a host of hilariously bizarre and uncouth insects slipping in their two cents' worth whenever they can. ("You bug me, slug, you bug me. / You bug me all day long. / So tug your coif and bug right off, / Before I do you wrong.")

Acclaimed illustrator David McPhail bounces right along with Lee on this boisterous ride, capturing the boyish exuberance, whimsy, and tender moments of each verse. After devouring Bubblegum Delicious, readers of all ages will be chomping at the bit for more from the remarkable Dennis Lee. (Ages 6 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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