GNOMES and UNGNOMES: Poems of Hidden Creatures is a collection of over 100 original, illustrated poems about mythological creatures. Criss-cross the globe through the lens of over 100 authors and illustrators. From the nightmare-eating Baku of Japan to the weather-weaving Acalica fairies in Bolivia. Can you keep track of all seven heads of the Cambrian dragon? Do you want to know what's inside a unicorn's horn? Can you spot Spectre Moose in Maine? Flip the page to India and behold the stunning 9-animal patchwork Navagunjara. Or pop into a middle school dance just in time to watch Big Foot stomp on his date's toe! Oh no! From the tourist-terrorizing Drop Bears of Australia to the fireball Soucoyant of the Caribbean, this anthology is packed with more mermaids, gnomes, and other mythological creatures than you can point a shaky camera at. With over 13 different types of poems, this book is an unbelievable poetry resource for teachers, librarians, and parents. Whatever you do, don't forget to find the hidden gnome on every spread!
About the Author
Kristen Wixted writes picture books and middle grade novels. She's the co-editor and general force behind the illustrated children's poetry anthologies published by The Writers' Loft Press, An Assortment of Animals and Friends and Anemones: Ocean Poems for Children. She is also an experienced Mystery Reader who lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three children, a dog, and a cat. In her spare time she can be found in her flower garden, which she is pretty sure is inhabited by magical creatures.