What if your kids begged to play with words and ideas - because it was so fun?
‘Laugh-out loud poetry that's not just for the young, but also for those that like the ridiculous.’
Kids and teens love ideas from left field, a play on words that makes them giggle and stretches their creative language skills.
‘These poems will forever be a cherished memory of childhood for my kids and have ignited an interest in poetry that may follow them through adulthood.’
Call it what you will this quick ‘n’ quirky combination of poetry, youthful humor, silly phrases, puns and sketches is designed to challenge developing brains to look at language – and life – from a whole new perspective.
‘Can easily say that this is my daughter's favourite book of the moment, wonderfully descriptive and very imaginative. Highly recommended.’
Einstein’s Cat lifts puns and ideas from the father of physics and the ordinariness of life, to playful comments and musings about lettuce, lycra, woks and sharks.
‘A good balance of cerebral protein to get one's teeth into alongside a healthy salad of whimsical word-play.’
Encourage the young readers in your life to let loose with mad word associations, silly syllables and gormless giggles…in the bean bag with you, the car, or anywhere at all.
‘Funny, clever, easy reading poetry. Top toilet read, or last thing before bed read, or wherever read. I liked it. You will too (maybe).’
As a parent or teacher, you have probably already had some fun together with word association, punning, and experimentation via various forms of literature.
‘Very cute kid-friendly poems with lots of humor, puns, insight into the kid's mind and cute illustrations that made me laugh. Only four stars because it was way too short. I got it free, but really, expand the book, because this is great stuff. Nice cover, too.’
Eight illustrated one page stories in crisp and quirky verse for elastic fantastic readers (ages 8-15) who enjoy a good brain-stretch.
‘Clever little book of easily read poetry that appeals to kids of all ages. The most amusing thing for me were the author's notes at the end of the poems.’
Buy Einstein’s Cat to have some unexpected fun with verse today!
‘I absolutely loved this book of poetry. Sometimes you want to laugh when you read poetry and this collection does it for me. It was fun and brought me back to the little kid in me.’
Note: Einstein’s Cat is the first book in the Get Your Wordsworth series. The other books, which can be read in any order are...Pavlov’s Dog...It’s Slapstick...Plain Crazy...Too Much TV...Tractor Gate...Overload
Books 1-6 are also available as a box set (Get Your Wordsworth, Volume 1).
‘Sure had me laughing, great sense of humor, love the art work, too. Would love to read more from this author.’
What words would you, as a modern muse, use to describe this series?
It’s tough to describe because Get Your Wordsworth seems to be a new style of fiction or genre-busting poetry-prose…one that combines a timeless art form with a few modern day twists and tweaks.
Overall, I call these short story poems fast blasts. But a quick brainstorm also unearthed the following possible permutations!
'laugh now, think later' verse
illustrated micro fiction
one minute super shorts
bite-size bedtime reads