My Dog Is a Carrot

My Dog Is a Carrot

by John Hegley

Hardcover(1ST US)



Fans of the silly and outlandish will laugh out loud at this offbeat collection of poems, mischievously illustrated by the poet himself.

my doggie don’t wear glasses so they’re lying when they say a dog looks like its owner aren’t they

John Hegley’s doggie may not wear glasses, but then, she is a carrot. Enter this celebrated poet’s weird, witty, and bespectacled world and meet the organic leek who has learned how to speak, the octopus who gets a nasty shocktopus, the boy who pretends his TV is a little dog, and a whole cast of other interesting characters. Surprising, serious, and sometimes just plain strange, this is a collection of poems even your dog will love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763619329
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/20/2003
Edition description: 1ST US
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.63(w) x 8.13(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 6 Years

About the Author

John Hegley, a well-known British comedian, poet, singer, and songwriter, started his career working for a professional children’s theater. It is not surprising, then, that after publishing several books for adults, he compiled a collection of poetry for children. He finds his humor in playing with language but always tries to say something as he plays. "I try to hone in on the little things, things like dogs, carrots, and glasses," he says, "because we never get away from the small things, no matter how big the big things are."

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NadeanMercier on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My Dog is a Carrot contains a collection of poems by John Hegley. Many of them relate to the author¿s desire to have a pet dog, but there are others on different topics. Hedgley adds surprising twists and random ideas to his poems making them entertaining and funny. The author also uses colors, images and word placement to draw attention, create rhythm and add humor to each poem. My Dog is a Carrot is an excellent collection of poems for young children; though, it would be appealing for any age.