Leap into Laughter with “A Festival for Frogs”

It’s a momentous week here at Poetry4kids.com, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share some wonderful news with you directly from my desk. Just in time for National Poetry Month, my latest book, A Festival for Frogs, is making its way into the world today in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. I’ve poured my heart, soul, and a good dose of humor into this collection, and I can’t wait for you to read it!

A Festival for Frogs by Kenn Nesbitt

From My Pen to Your Funny Bone

For those of you who’ve been following my “Funny Poems for Kids” book series, beginning with The Armpit of Doom and The Biggest Burp Ever and continuing through to My Dog Likes to Disco and The Elephant Repairman, you know that each book brings even more hilarity.

With seventy  new funny poems and more than fifty playful illustrations from the incredibly talented Rafael Domingos, A Festival for Frogs will keep you laughing from beginning to end. You’ll read about ninja kittens, missing math teachers, dozing dragons, sneezing teddy bears, and many more super silly subjects.

This collection was a joy to create. I managed to crack myself up over and over while writing it, and I hope reading it does the same for you. Imagine baseball-playing puppies, an alien with a sweet tooth, and, of course, frogs hosting their own festival. Each poem is an invitation to giggle, think, and let your imagination leap.

Kind Words from Fellow Poets

I’m humbled and delighted by the encouragement and praise A Festival for Frogs has received from my colleagues:

Sue Hardy-Dawson, author of Where Zebras Go, calls it a “riotous collection, full of joy, witty humour, and clever wordplay.”

The amazing Chris Harris, author of I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and My Head Has a Bellyache, says, “Hilarious from beginning to end! Why are you reading this dumb quote instead of buying the book?! It’s hysterical!!”

David Lubar, author of My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie and scads of other funny books, places my work in the company of legends like Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, and calls it “delightful in every way,” which is incredibly flattering.

And then there’s Colin West, author of The Big Book of Nonsense and many other hilarious poetry collections, whose limerick about me, well, has me chuckling every time I read it:

There once was a poet called Kenn
Who picked up his magical penn,
And wrote funny rhymes
Not just a few times,
But agenn and agenn and agenn.

Not to be outdone, UK National Poetry Day Ambassador Liz Brownlee had this to say:

It’s no rumour there is humour
in the poems in these pages –
they are funny, they are punny
And frogtastic for all ages!

And singer/songwriter and poet Eric Ode, author of Stop that Poem!, calls A Festival for Frogs “a carnival of clever couplets, and a celebration of silly stanzas.”  Says Ode, “Such a perfectly titled collection! Nobody throws a party like Nesbitt!”

Ready, Set, Go!

A Festival for Frogs is available now. Just hop on over to Amazon to pick it up in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle ebook editions. If you have a different ebook reader, such as a Nook or Kobo, I have also made the ebook available in several more DRM-free formats in the shop on my membership site and even thrown in a 40% discount for all Poetry4kids members (though you don’t have to be a member to purchase the ebook there).

If you prefer to purchase books from your local bookseller, it will be available more widely in just a couple of weeks. No matter your preferred format or where you like to shop, I’ve got you covered.

Why This Book?

A Festival for Frogs is my invitation to you to explore the quirkier side of life through poetry. It’s crafted to spark laughter, foster imagination, and maybe even inspire you or your young ones to pen a poem or two. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or a young reader, there’s something in this collection for you.

Join the Festivities

Now that release day is here, I invite you to stay connected with me here on Poetry4Kids.com. Your enthusiasm, support, and love for poetry make all of this possible. A Festival for Frogs is more than a book. It’s a teleportation device that will transport you instantly to the outer reaches of my overactive imagination. And it’s a non-stop tickle machine that will have you giggling from the moment you pick it up. I’m excited for you to read it, and I hope it brings as much joy to you as it has to me.

Here’s to many more laughs and poems,