Grab your ticket to the wonderful world of the whimsically weird. In this charming collection of wacky kid’s poems, you’ll find out why we’re throwing the pumpkin away, how we’re selling father’s moustache, when little sister got elephant ears, where little brother got glued, and what’s important about knee joints. Meet Cantankerous Stan, the Garbage Man; Harrie Carrie the Bearded Lady; The Wizard who looked like a Lizard; and the Grumbly Grump of Nottingham Dump.
This delightful collection of illustrated poems is surprising, inventive, kooky and—most of all—hilarious.
I’m a published author, poet and playwright. I’m also a lyricist, composer, pianist, guitarist, non-fiction and children’s book writer, inventor, entrepreneur, UI designer and mobile app developer. Although I hold 27 patents and have written 14 books on computer technology, my current passion is plays, musicals and children’s books.
My book of wacky kid’s poems, Sometimes I Get My Shoes on Backwards, was published in 2014, receiving five-star reviews. My Halloween play, Scary, Scary Night, was published as a comedy in 2014 and as a musical in 2015. The comedy was subsequently selected as a finalist by the Shawnee Original Playwright Series in January, 2015 and as a semi-finalist in the annual Playwrights First contest in New York in March, 2015. The musical was also selected as a semi-finalist in Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s 2015 Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival in March, 2015.
This is just one of 50 quirky gems found in my wacky book of poems for kids titled SOMETIMES I GET MY SHOES ON BACKWARDS. Have you ever carved a real pumpkin, left it out on the front doorstep for a week or so, and watched it slowly deteriorate before you finally sigh mightily and deliver it to the trash can? If so, you might identify with our hapless Halloween boy.