Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and the inimitable Jane Yolen team up in this ironic and witty take on the last moments in the lives of a variety of animals. Each poem in this darkly humorous collection is an epitaph of a different animal. Grouped by animal type, these posthumous poems are full of clever wordplay and macabre humor that will appeal to kids (and adults) of all ages.
"[L]overs of the macabre will cackle over these unfortunate demises." --Publishers Weekly
"Gallows humor at its finest." --Booklist
"...original and inventive..." --School Library Journal
"...excellent bait for the poetry-reluctant." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books