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A Hatful of Dragons: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems

A Hatful of Dragons: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems

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A multiple award-winning book! - A Kirkus Reviews Best Book - Texas Bluebonnet 2021-2022 Master List - A New York Public Library Best Book - Denver Public Library's Best and Brightest 2020 Poetry List - ALSC Summer Reading Selection

Ideal for fans of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, this collection of hilarious poems is perfect for any young reader who likes to read -- and laugh!

This funny poetry book is full of unusual characters: panda and pangolin musicians, mail-order eggs that hatch dinosaurs (surprise!), ten aliens with a garden-gnome pal, a robot uncle, lots and lots of dragons, and a professor who uses his Page Machine to travel to multiple pages within the book. Vikram Madan's ingenious poems take many forms, from limerick to rebus to a fill-in-the-blank poem that offers more than 13.8 billion funny combinations. All feature clever wordplay, impeccable rhythm and rhyme, and riotous punchlines. This is a quirky collection of poems that readers will laugh their way through again and again.

Author: Vikram Madan
Publisher: Wordsong
Published: 03/18/2020
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.60h x 6.60w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781684371501
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 511656 / Hatful of Dragons: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2020 pg. 139

About the Author
Vikram Madan grew up in India where, despite spending his childhood rhyming and doodling, he ended up an engineer. After many years of working in the tech industry, he finally came to his senses, and here he is, having followed his heart back to rhyming and doodling again! His self-published books of funny poems The Bubble Collector and Lord of the Bubbles both won Moonbeam Awards for Children's Poetry. He lives near Seattle, Washington, with his family, two guitars, and a few pet peeves, and devotes himself to making whimsical and humorous art. Visit him at

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