Infectious Burlesque: Science Verse

Friday, November 30, 2007.

Science VerseAuthor: Jon Scieszka (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Lane Smith (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Penguin Young Reader (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0670062693

Mother Goose, Longfellow and Edgar Allen Poe get a jolt of unshakable Scieszkan nonsense in this addictive collection of twisted belt-it-out classics.

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Check out 7-Imp’s interview with the amazing Jon Scieszka here.

Check out our chat with Lane Smith here.


Comment by Andy

December 3, 2007 @ 8:59 am

It’s interesting to hear the reasoning behind not buying this book sooner. You always hear how the cover can be such an important hook. I wonder if Lane Smith designed the cover or if it was an in-house designer at Penguin.

Comment by Just One More Book!!

December 3, 2007 @ 9:06 am


Ya, I guess I’m likely in the minority about the cover. The book has been a massively huge success and, based on the past work of Lane and Jon alone I should have bought it. Maybe the fact that both my degrees are in Math and that I work in high tech gives me that pavlovian reflex to not pick up anything that looks slightly textbookish.

I’m so glad I did finally buy it because it is So SO SO good and such a huge hit with the family.

Incidentally, the look of the cover matters even less now that the book has been trucked back & forth to so many different locations by our addicted-to-it daughters — it’s bent and water ruffled and looking very very loved!

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