With over 100 poems about everything from flapping ears to dancing pizzas, J.R. LaMar’s, I Saw a Starburst to Flames will take you on an out-of-this-world reading adventure. With instant classics like “My Father Is the President,” “I Am a Young Ventriloquist,” and “My Eyes Popped out of My Head” to funny re-imaginings such as “The Tortoise and The Hare,” this collection of loony works will leave you wishing there were more.
About the Author:
J.R. LaMar is a 26-year-old American children’s poet who lives in Coos Bay, Oregon with his wife Chelsea and their three girls Arya, Chloe, and Hazel. He is a stay at home father and a full-time student with the hopes of becoming a teacher. His wife Chelsea works with disadvantaged children and is in recovery from a nearly fatal post-partum infection. Falling in love with children’s poetry at a young age by reading the works of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, he hopes that his children will one day find the same joy reading his work as he did the others. They thank God each day for the opportunities they’ve been given.
My Take on this book:
A fun read for children and its poetry! This is an extraordinary introduction as children begin their love affair with poetry. The material in this book is fresh, engaging and mind stretches for the readers. Great for giggles, cuddles and bedtime reading. I think you’ll like this book. I do.