Quirky Poetry Collection a Salute to Silly Stanzas

Source: NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

Date: 2008-01-19

In Calef Brown’s quirky world for children, mosquitoes wear tuxedoes, dogs sport plaid suits and thunder is a cafe staple. Brown, an acclaimed author and illustrator of four children’s books, brings these images to life in his wacky new collection of poems and paintings, Flamingos on the Roof. He creates a carefree world in a variety of rhymed meters that are full of alliteration, frivolity and fun. Known for his eccentric poetry collections, including Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Brown’s imaginative humor shines through in 29 new notable poems.