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Friends on the Menu

by Alan Katz
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Friends on the Menu by Alan Katz

I’m gonna eat Henry.
I’m gonna eat Phil.
I’m gonna eat Debbie.
I’m gonna eat Jill.
I’m gonna eat Tommy
and Sue, no surprise.
Is it weird that I like to
name all my French Fries?

  — Alan Katz

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. From One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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From One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep

It’s time for tuck-in, and your little one wants just one more moment with you—so fill it with something that will feed the imagination, fuel a love of reading, and send them off to sleep in a snap. Reach for a one-minute poem!

Former Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt presents a blockbuster collection of all-new poetry penned by some of the most beloved and celebrated poets of our time, including Jack Prelutsky, Jon Scieszka, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, Lemony Snicket, Jane Yolen, and many more. Illuminated with dreamlike wit and whimsy by New York Times illustrator and award-winning artist Christoph Niemann, here is a new bedtime classic.

When the busy day is drawing to a close and the whole family is ready for rest, take a minute for poetry and send your little one off to sleep.

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About the Author

Alan Katz has written more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books, including Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly SongsThe Day the Mustache Took OverOOPS!, the upcoming Really Stupid Stories for Really Smart Kids, and two Awesome Achievers titles. Alan has also received many state awards for children’s literature and he frequently visits schools across the country.

Alan is also a six-time Emmy-nominated writer for series including The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Taz-ManiaPinkalicious and Peterrific, numerous Nickelodeon shows, and more. He hosted a long-running game show on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live channel, and he’s also created comic books, trading cards, theme park shows, and hundreds of others special projects for kids and their parents.

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