Peter A. Letendre
The book's title poem, “If
I Could Be a Doughnut,”
captures the unifying concept behind all of the verses — a child's
imagination is a priceless joy to be celebrated.
I wrote this book to amuse myself while
enduring a long episode of flu. After the flu left, I was still
writing. It seemed that I got a bug of a different sort. I enjoyed
stepping into a world where animals, insects, dreams, ghosts and
strange monsters gathered and mingled with kids and cowboys to make
life a little lighter.
This diverse collection of
poems includes a host of fun characters:
brat who insists on calling his mother "babe"
Grumbling onion who
surprisingly dislikes other vegetables
Johnny Sandals, a
laid-back cowboy who prefers sandals to cowboy
Larry, the dancing lion,
who finds freedom with a skateboard
Paulie, the raindrop, who
needs extra coaching to make it down to earth
to a few poems here.
Children will chuckle
but not all entries are comical.
If I Could Be A Doughnut
has poems to
captivate children of many ages and interests.
Ideas for discussing
poems in If I Could Be A
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