This is a selection of 211 poems by 137 poets from every decade of the 20th century. Published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1999.
This is a collection of ten poems, illustrated by Garth Williams that originally appeared in my books RIDE A PURPLE PELICAN and BENEATH A BLUE UMBRELLA. Published by Sundance.
This is my fourth (and probably last) collection of original nursery rhymes, and the second of two illustrated by Petra Mathers. It was published by Greenwillow Books in 2007.
This is the first of two (so far) books about Awful Ogre, a wild, weird, and sort of gross character that I invented. It’s illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, and was published by Greenwillow Books in 2001.
This book chronicles the further adventures of Awful Ogre, who first appeared in AWFUL OGRE’S AWFUL DAY. Both Awful Ogre books were illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. This one was published by Greenwillow Books in 2008.
I translated this tale from a German children’s book by Rudolf Newmann. It’s a story in verse about a bear who mends his ways. Published by Macmillan in 1967.
This is an anthology of more than 200 animal poems by over 100 poets. I introduce each of five sections with an original haiku. Published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1997.
This is my second collection of original nursery rhymes, and was illustrated by my friend Garth Williams, who illustrated the first, RIDE A PURPLE PELICAN. It was published by Greenwillow Books in 1990.
This was originally a story in verse by Rose and Samuel Lagercrantz, written in Swedish. I managed to translate it into English, even though I don’t know Swedish. Published by Greenwillow Books in 1984.
I was given the opportunity to write new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saens’s THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS. The result is this book, complete with a CD recording, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2010.
This is the second of four “Read-alone” holiday books that I wrote. Published by Greenwillow Books in 1981.
This is IT’S CHRISTMAS with updated art and cover. Published by HarperCollins in 2008.
This was my second book of poems illustrated by Arnold Lobel. It was published by Macmillan in 1974
This is the British edition of THE BEAUTY OF THE BEAST.
This book began with an idea and some sketches by the wonderful Dr. Seuss. He had passed away, and I was privileged to be selected to bring his creation to life. I tried to write it in a style that combined his and my own, so that you couldn’t tell who wrote what. I hope that I succeeded. It was published by Knopf in 1998.