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In the Beak of a Duck
In the Beak of a Duck

In the Beak of a Duck

Silly Poems for Children and Grown-Ups

By Alan Gettis, PhD, Illustrated by Kyle Wade


130 Pages, 8.3 x 10.7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $13.95)

Publication Date: July 2008

ISBN 9780979875502

Rights: WOR

Goodman Beck Publishing (Jul 2008)

Price: $9.95


Paying homage to Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, author Alan Gettis and illustrator Kyle Wade have combined to give the reader over a hundred whimsical and zany poems. These "silly" poems are for both kids and grown-ups. Perfect for adults or older siblings to read to younger kids, and for kids eight and up to read themselves. The poems are laugh-out-loud funny with 100 whacky illustrations and many unforgettable characters such as Donut Man, Skinny Minnie, Zeke the Geek, and Cannibal Carl. Kids will go back to this book again and again!

Author Biography

Dr. Alan Gettis is a clinical psychologist who is well steeped in both Western psychology and Eastern philosophy. His collection of "Upside Down World" self-help books includes the critically acclaimed Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up: Landing on Your Feet in an Upside Down World, the award-winning The Happiness Solution: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World, and the highly praised It's All Part of the Dance: Finding Happiness in an Upside Down World. In the 1960s Dr. Gettis was a Vietnam-era army psychologist stationed at a military hospital, and in the 1970s he was chief psychologist at a large mental health center in Northern New Jersey. Since 1974 he has maintained a private practice where he specializes in individual psychotherapy for adults. Dr. Gettis holds degrees from four different universities, including Utah State University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.