Robert Schechter at Emily Williston Memorial Library

Come celebrate National Poetry Month at our Poetry Party! We’ll gather together for a live zoom with children’s poet, Robert Schechter to hear him share about his new book, The Red Ear Blows it’s Nose. After that, we’ll make poetry and play poetry games together. Anyone interested in poetry is welcome. The event is geared for elementary ages.

The Red Ear Blows Its Nose: Poems for Children and Others

For children of all ages. Often hilarious, always thoughtful, this debut collection from award-winning poet Robert Schechter proves that he is "clearly one of the most accomplished poets writing for children today" (Valerie Bloom MBE). Complemented by S. Federico's charming illustrations, The Red Ear Blows Its Nose will delight both children and adults alike, and is destined to become a classic, standing alongside A Child's Garden of Verses, Now We Are Six, and Where the Sidewalk Ends on children's and library bookshelves for years to come. Learn more about author Robert Schechter.

"A dazzling tour de force"—Kenn Nesbitt, former US Children's Poet Laureate 

"Playful poems that delight in turning things topsy-turvy. . .  For reading out loud, to laugh at, to muse on, and to grow up with." —School Library Journal, STARRED review.  

"Showing masterful command of metrics and rhyme, the poet launches observations both playful and reflective on topics from seasons to self. . .a winner."  —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review