Wing Nuts

I have been an admirer of the wit and wordplay of J. Patrick Lewis for a long time. Pick up one of his many collections, and I guarantee that he will tickle your funny bone. Trust me. The guy's a wizard with words. We've been friends for years, but I don't know why we waited so long to write a book together. Writing this book of "screwy haiku" was as much fun as I thought it would be. We each wrote half of the poems in the book, although nowhere in the book does it say who wrote which poems. It's our secret. Here's another secret: a new book by Pat and me will appear in 2008. Watch for it at a bookstore near you! In the meantime, why not visit Pat's site at

The Buzz . . .

"A wacky collection . . . bigger on puns than poetry, and lots of fun."
— San Francisco Chronicle

"These little gems may serve to expand children's notion about what subject matter is suitable for versification."
— The Horn Book Guide

"Janeczko and Lewis offer a wild selection of short, pun-filled pieces that stretch the form and invite laughter."
— Booklist

"Wacky delights . . . high-spirited ink-and-watercolor illustrations bounce with fun."
— Curriculum Connections, a supplement to School Library Journal