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Author of the Month: Dennis Lee

Our February author of the month is Dennis Lee.

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.

To find out more about Dennis Lee, check out his website www.HarperCollins.ca/DennisLee

Alligator Pie Classic Edition

- Children's hardcover

by Dennis Lee - $19.99 - Add to Cart

"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 favourites such as "Willoughby Wallaby Woo," "Wiggle to the Laundromat" and "Skyscraper."

Bubblegum Delicious Classic Edition

- Children's hardcover

by Dennis Lee - $19.99 - Add to Cart

This boisterous collection of schoolyard and street rhymes surprises the reader at every turn of the page, veering from silly, bouncy rhymes to poignant bedtime verse. The beautifully illustrated adventures of a boy, his beloved dog and a winsome collection of bugs create a satisfying visual narrative.You'll quack like a duck and You'll smell like a truck So eat your nice sandwich Of goober and guck!

Garbage Delight Classic Edition

- Children's hardcover

by Dennis Lee - $19.99 - Add to Cart

Peppered with regional names, sing-song rhythms and a dash of wicked fun, Garbage Delight has been a staple on Canadian bookshelves for thirty-five years. Its forty-two superbly crafted poems offer a feast of silly, sassy and soothing verses for every taste, from the thundering "I Eat Kids Yum Yum!" to the more lyrical "The Coming of Teddy Bears."This handsome classic edition featuring Frank Newfeld's original illustrations and book design will have a new generation of readers banging their spoons for more.

Lizzy's Lion

- Children's hardcover

by Dennis Lee - $6.95 - Add to Cart

Lizzy had a lion with a big, bad roar. And she kept him in the bedroom by the closet-cupboard door. The lion had a secret name.