World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You’ve Never Heard Of

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Written by J. Patrick Lewis, Illustrated by Anna Raff

Have you ever heard of World Rat Day? How about Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, or Yell “Fudge” at the Cobras in North America Day? These and many other little known holidays are found in the book World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You Never Heard Of. J. Patrick Lewis has written clever and humorous poems that are sure to make young children giggle. Along with colorful, eye-catching illustrations, this book is a treat, celebrating poetry, some overlooked animals of our world, and the joy of reading aloud. I shared this book for Poetry Month and the younger children loved it. Some of the older students would say, “There’s a holiday for that?” Students and teachers alike enjoyed this book.

Review by Renee Larsen, Hillside Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Pre-School-2nd Grade

Author Website: www.jpatricklewis.com
Illustrator Website: annaraff.com

World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You’ve Never Heard Of
Written by J. Patrick Lewis, Illustrated by Anna Raff
Candlewick Press
40 pages
Release Date: March 12, 2013
ISBN: 9780763654023 (hardcover)

Categories: Elementary – Nonfiction
Tags: Poetry, Holidays, Animals, Humor

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