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Children's Nonfiction Humorous

If I Had a Million Onions

by (author) Sheree Fitch

illustrated by Yayo

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Sep 2005
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 3


This vibrant collection of�poetry�by Sheree Fitch will tickle everyone's funny-bones. Yayo's delightful and humourous illustrations perfectly match these whimsical poems.

About the authors

Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy as it Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.

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Yayo is the author and illustrator of many children's books including Night Sky Wheel Ride and If I Had a Million Onions. His illustrations have won many awards, including the Mr. Christie Book Prize. Yayo lives in Quebec.

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Librarian Reviews

If I Had a Million Onions

“If I had a million onions, I know what I would make” are the opening lines in this delightful hardcover collection of twentysix humourous poems for children. The poems vary in length, form and subject. Included are concrete poems, tongue twisters, nonsense poems and wordplay poems. Subjects, such as onions, monsters, blizzards, bumper cars, relatives and play contribute to this assorted collection. The colourful sketches, which accompany each poem, are as fanciful and witty as the poems. Sheree Fitch is an award-winning and bestselling author of books for children.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2006-2007.

If I Had a Million Onions

“Would you like some beggs and acon? Would you like a twice of sloast?” Sheree Fitch is back with another capricious collection of poetry. Yayo’s delightful art matches the whimsy.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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