Join us in person or on Zoom as we are virtually visited by poet Robert Schechter. If you join us in person, stay after for a fun poetry activity. Recommended for grades K-5 and their grown-ups to enjoy together.
Robert Schechter's award-winning poetry for children has appeared in Highlights for Children, Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, the Caterpillar, Blast Off, Countdown, Orbit, and more than a dozen anthologies published by Bloomsbury, National Geographic, Macmillan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Emma Press, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. His poems for adults have won both the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and the X. J. Kennedy Parody Award, and his verse often appears in the Washington Post Style Invitational (where he is a former Rookie and Loser of the Year) and in the Spectator magazine's weekly humor competition. Robert is the editor of the children's poetry section of Better Than Starbucks. He lives in Dix Hills, NY.
The Red Ear Blows Its Nose, Robert Schechter's new book of children's poetry, is "beautifully crafted and terrifically funny" (Kate Wakeling), and "a dazzling tour de force" (Kenn Nesbitt). Often hilarious, always thoughtful, this debut collection from award-winning poet Robert Schechter proves he is "clearly one of the most accomplished poets writing for children today" (Valerie Bloom MBE), "way up there with the great American kids' poets" (A. F. Harrold). Complemented by S. Federico's charming illustrations, The Red Ear Blows Its Nose will delight both children and adults alike, and is destined to take its place alongside classics such as 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.
“A rich experience . . . a great classroom resource, as well as an entertaining and illuminating collection.”
—Booklist, Starred Review
Registration for this event opens Wednesday, March 22 12:00 AM.