“You can almost hear the skipping rope slapping the sidewalk,” wrote Margaret Laurence of Dennis Lee’s timeless poetry collection Alligator Pie. One of the first illustrated books published about Canadian children and featuring Canadian place names, Alligator Pie established Dennis Lee’s reputation as “Canada’s Father Goose” and has sold more than half a million copies since its publication in 1974.
This classic edition, featuring Frank Newfeld’s instantly recognizable original illustrations and book design, includes childhood favorites such as “Willoughby Wallaby Woo,” “Wiggle to the Laundromat,” and “Skyscraper.”
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DENNIS LEE is Toronto’s first Poet Laureate, an Officer of the Order of Canada and the author of timeless children’s collections such as Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight, Jelly Belly, Bubblegum Delicious and The Ice Cream Store. He has received many honours, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature, for his body of work, and is also an acclaimed poet for adults. His poetry is anthologized and read around the world.Review:
“Here is the book that put Canadian children’s literature on the map.” (Literary Review of Canada)
“Lee’s poetry delights in musical rhythms and easy rhymes that even the youngest book-lovers will enjoy. These are sure to be a popular offering.” (Winnipeg Free Press)
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110062313460