The Word Party by Richard Edwards - First Edition Children's Books - Vintage Child Book, Kids Poetry, John Lawrence

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First US edition of The Word Party by Richard Edwards, a fun and frolicking collection of forty-seven poems for children.

Written by Richard Edwards. Illustrated by John Lawrence. November 1992, first US edition, first printing. (Originally published in the UK.) Delacorte Press.

British author Richard Edwards has written more than twenty children's books. The Word Party, his best-known book, consists of forty-seven "delightfully original, humorous, and poignant poems..."

Award-winning artist John Lawrence (1933 - ) is one of England's most well-known and respected illustrators. He's illustrated over 200 books for children and adults.

SNOW

"I've just woken up and I'm lying in bed
With the end of a dream going round in my
head,
And something much quieter and softer than
rain
Is brushing the window pane.

"It's snowing! It's sowing! My room's filled with
light. ..."

TWO OF THE BEST

"Some people have lisps,
Some people have sniffs,
Some people have snuffles and wheezes,
But no one has anything quite to compare
With Uncle Fazackerly's sneezes:
"They boom, they knock the bookshelves flat,
Whisk every whisker off the cat,
Start storms at sea and sudden squalls,
Make cracks, like spiders, run down walls..."

Front flap:

"Surely one of the best children's poets to have emerged in the past decade, Richard Edwards displays, in this collection, his extraordinary gift of seeing through a child's irreverent, funny, or sad eyes. John Lawrence's playful black-and-white line drawings complement the poems perfectly."

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Condition*: Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Small closed tear, top right corner; minor edge wear.

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