Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis

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Read Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs Online Free - Irony and wit permeate this darkly humorous collection in which each poem is the epitaph of a different animal. The pieces are grouped by animal type, and range in length from one to eighteen lines.

Title : Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs
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ISBN : 1580892604
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Elizabeth☮ rated it ★★★★☆

March 29, 2017

This has great illustrations along with clever, pun-filled epitaphs that I truly enjoyed reading. I got this from my school library and read it with a couple of students. I then took it home for my twelve year old who loves a good pun. She loved it.

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

June 17, 2012

Faces of Death meets Wild Kingdom meets the playful urges of two of children's literature and poetry's biggest names. The classic work and stylings of Edward Gorey are seemingly updated in this new collection of silly verse a word play from Jane Yolen and J. Patrick Lewis. Fan's of Neil Gaiman and...

Rachel rated it ★★★★★

March 14, 2013

This is a hilarious, if macabre, book of poetry of "Animal Epitaphs." It provides a variety of possibilities for the way that animals might have died, using puns, word plays and other literary devices to make the short poems humorous, rather than disgusting or sad. As the introductory poem sugges...

Heidi-Marie rated it ★★★☆☆

April 17, 2013

Oh my goodness. Some of these were so hilarious. Loved them. Many of them go hand-in-hand with the illustrations to complete the humor. Some illustrations were a bit on the ICK side for me, but should appeal to the 4th-6th grade kids (especially boys). The humor will probably be best for that age...

Susana rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 05, 2018

Obviously I'm too old for this, since not a single laugh was given.

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

March 22, 2017

A wild, v. dark book, v. funny w/great demented art, worthy successor to Edward Gorey.

Joella rated it ★★★☆☆

January 10, 2013

This would be a good book to add to a haunted, ghost, monster, Halloween display. AND it would also be an interesting addition to a school book talk about things that are underground (the dead are buried you see). The book is full of epitaph poems about animals. And some of them are just funny. M...

Elaine rated it ★★★★★

October 12, 2012

OK. So call me twisted (just a little). In a nut shell that's what this book is - - just a little twisted. So hilarious! Various animals/insects that have met their demise (in a typical fashion you might expect, a la bug on the windshield!)and now we get to read their oh-so-fitting epitaphs. The...

Barbara rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 2012

Pun-filled and delightfully surprising, this collection of 31 poems from two talented writers is very funny and certainly not politically correct. Although I felt some guilt for laughing at the end of some of the animals, I also shook my head in glee and kept on chortling and reading as the poets...

Dolly rated it ★★★☆☆

November 07, 2016

This is a strange book, offering an entertaining collection of epitaphs for various deceased animals. The rhyming ditties are humorous (in a morbid sort of way) and very punny. The illustrations are a combination of digital, ink and gouache images and primarily consist of darker/sepia tones, with...

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