The Tighty Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up

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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author

Former Children's Poet Laureate (2013-15) Kenn Nesbitt is the author of many books for kids, including ''Kiss, Kiss Good Night, '' ''My Hippo Has the Hiccups, '' ''Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, '' and many others. His poems have appeared in numerous bestselling anthologies, including every book in the popular Kids Pick the Funniest Poems series, and anthologies with nearly two million copies in print. His work has been published in hundreds of school textbooks around the world, as well as national television programs, and numerous children's magazines. Kenn travels the country, visiting over 60 schools each year, sharing his wacky brand of poetry with kids nationwide, and helping to create a new generation of poetry lovers. His website,, is the most visited children's poetry website on the Internet.
Ethan Long is the Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator of Up, Tall and High!, as well as many other picture books, including Fright Club, Scribbles and Ink, and Chamelia and the New Kid in Class. He also created Tasty Time with ZeFronk on the Disney Channel. Ethan lives in Orlando, Florida.


"It's official: Kenn Nesbitt's poetry is kid- and parent-approved! His 'wacky animal poems' carry the common thread of silly critters in impossible situations - a recipe for laugh-out-loud page-turning fun." -- She is too Fond of Books
"So many of the poems are funny, but they are also very smart and full of little twists. I know kids will love the surprise endings. I think this really is a book that kids will want to read over and over again -- even those reluctant readers." -- Booking Mama
" Kenn Nesbitt combines animals and craziness into some wacky poems. " -- The Brain Lair
"The Tighty Whitey Spider is exactly the kind of book my daughter would have loved when she was in elementary school. I can't think of a better way to help younger children develop an early appreciation for poetry than reading Nesbitt's poems." -- The Mother Daughter Book Club
"Yes, they are funny and a little wacky - this book should have you chuckling with smiles." -- Homeschool Buzz
"Nesbitt's poems are funny and have a well, wacky off-beat kind of humor that really connects with kids (and their teachers and parents, I might add)." -- Lit for Kids
"The poems aren't dull and boring, they are full of action and fun...If all poetry was this exciting, I'd definitely read more!" -- Jenns Bookshelves
"...his new book, The Tighty Whitey Spider (with illustrations by Ethan Long) would make me a fan even if I wasn't already one." -- Gotta Book
"First of all, the main little critter is sporting nothing but his tighty whitey underwear. This alone had my kids giggling." -- KC Books
"...they'll be creeping and crawling to get their hands on this collection of zany rhymes." -- Children's Book Review