November 2010 Indie Next List
“In this warm celebration of friendship and love, Marilyn Singer composes delightful poems inspired by our furry, slimy, and spotty friends in the animal world. Each rhyming couplet is a humorous slice of imagination, accompanied beautifully by Lee Wildish's colorful, zany illustrations. Young children will be captivated by this introduced to poetry as they are drawn in by the silly characters in this rollicking book!”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
Do animals celebrate Valentine's Day? Nobody knows for sure. But this funny (and punny) little book imagines how some of them declare their love, affection, or friendship any day of the year."Nice to Meetcha! You smell delish!/Wanna share my water dish?" So asks one tail-thumping dog to another. Whereas a courting dolphin sings, "Come, leap with me and be my wife./You're the porpoise of my life." Ranging from dogs and cats and other pets to some you wouldn't want to pet, such as sharks and porcupines, acclaimed poet Marilyn Singer's captivating couplets and Lee Wildish's expressively humorous illustrations provide a Valentine's Day gift for kids who wouldn't be caught dead being lovey-dovey.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the Tallulah books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. For more information, please visit: www.marilynsinger.net.
Lee Wildish became interested in illustration and art at a very young age. As soon as he graduated from the University of Nottingham he started working as a graphic designer for an advertising agency, learning the ins and outs of graphics and corporate literature. Several years later he ventured into greeting cards, where he produced illustrations and design concepts from inception through completion. Lee now loves to illustrate children's books and adds humor to his work whenever possible. He believes that there s nothing more warming than seeing people enjoying a published book that he has illustrated. Lee now lives in Nottingham, England.