Monday, April 6, 2009

The World's Greatest: A Poetry Prize

Here’s the scoop for those of you who would like to know what book of light verse I’ll be giving away as a prize for the second week of National Poetry Month at Political Verses. This is the book!

The World’s Greatest: Poems
Written by
J.Patrick Lewis
Illustrated by Keith Graves
Chronicle Books, 2008

Here’s an excerpt from my Wild Rose Reader review of the book:
This collection of “record-breaking” poetry is fun to read. A master of light verse, J. Patrick Lewis proves himself adept at taking factual information and writing about it with wry humor and the clever turn of phrase. These “greatest” poems are written in a variety of forms, including limerick, acrostic, and concrete poetry. Although not of historic importance, the subjects Lewis selected to write about in his rhythmic and rhyming (with one exception) poems would most likely be of interest to young readers...and listeners.

Here’s a link to my review of this topnotch book of poetry for kids—and for anyone else who enjoys reading light verse written by a master of the genre: The World's Greatest: Poems--A Book Review.

My review includes two of the clever verses included in Lewis’s book—The Longest Traffic Jam and The Largest Mantle of Bees.

NOTE: All you have to do to be eligible for next Sunday’s drawing is to leave a comment at one of my Political Verses posts dated April 5-11!

ANOTHER NOTE: Read the following post to find out what children’s poetry book I’ll be giving away at Wild Rose Reader as a prize for the second week of National Poetry Month: A Prehistoric Poetry Prize!


  1. You're totally cracking me up with your poems over here, Elaine.

  2. Vivian,

    There's nothing I enjoy more than cracking people up with poetry!