Adorable Scoundrels BY HOWARD EISENBERG
From his charming book, Adorable Scoundrels, Howard Eisenberg and his illustrator, Susan G. Robinson, bring to life the fierce fun to be had when a grandparent.
Below are two delightful examples from this book, Gale Warnings and Strategic Retreat.
Adorable Scoundrels is a treasury of poems to make you smile when you feel like crying. For years, upon hearing them read at lectures, parents asked, Where can I get the book? Inspired by hundreds of mischievous toddlers the book is finally here.
They grin up at you proudly when they knock over a lamp. They clap their hands enthusiastically when they splash the salt shaker into your orange juice. When we strap them in their strollers, they cry to get out. When we lift them out, they cry to get in.
You’ll recognize your own toddlers in the truth-telling verses of author, poet, and playwright Howard Eisenberg who met them first as toddlers of his own, and of his much beloved late wife Arlene.
Writing books for over 50+ years, turning 90 this year, author Howard Eisenberg has written hundreds of articles, countless books –often with his late wife, Arlene (What to Expect When You’re Expecting)– for national publications. Howard’s writing has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, Parade, The Wall Street Journal, Parenting Magazine, Baby Talk, Reader’s Digest and dozens of others.
Additionally, he’s written six adult books, four co-authored with Arlene, three Guess Who (Guess Who Zoo, Guess Who Farm, Guess Who Neighborhood) books for children, and scripts for radio and TV. Howard’s latest book Adorable Scoundrels is a wry read of super poems about tenacious tots. A great-grandfather even greater writer, Howard’s website is www.howardeisenbergauthor.com