Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems about Just about Everything (Hardcover)
"If you are not yet familiar with the poetry and illustration of Calef Brown, this is a great time to pick up Hypnotize a Tiger. What a perfect example of why this author/illustrator is such a big hit with kids of all ages!"--Reviewed by Jennifer
Silly poems about pigeonfrogs, falaffel, a skyscraper rocket and (my favorite) a turtle in a fez, accompany Brown’s charming 2-tone illustrations. Hypnotize a Tiger is a fun and slightly silly way to get kids to love poetry!
Ages 8-11.— From Jennifer Recommends
Winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor Award
Winner of the Lion & Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry
An NEA Educator Recommended Book
This is the first longer-format, middle-grade collection from #1 New York Times-bestselling author-illustrator Calef Brown. Moving away from the picture book format offers Calef the opportunity to tackle a variety of themes and poetry styles as well as reach a slightly older audience. Hypnotize a Tiger is chock-full of Calef's zany black-and-white artwork and features his wonderfully inventive characters and worlds--from the "completely nonviolent and silent" Lou Gnome to Percival, the impetuous (and none-too-sensible) lad who believes he is invincible, to Hugh Jarm (who has a huge arm, natch ). It's a whimsical world: creative, fun, and inspiring
About the Author
Calef Brown is an illustrator, character designer, and children's book creator. Books he has written and illustrated include Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Hallowilloween, and Flamingos on the Roof, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. He has also illustrated Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl, The Yggyssey, and The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. He lives with his family in Rhode Island.