Originally published as part of the Jelly Belly collection in 1983, The Kitty Ran Up the Tree is a perfect action poem, allowing parent and child the opportunity to employ fingers, toes, tickles, and laughter during the reading experience.
DENNIS LEE is Toronto’s first Poet Laureate, an Officer of the Order of Canada and the author of timeless children’s collections such as Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight, Jelly Belly, Bubblegum Delicious and The Ice Cream Store. He has received many honours for his body of work, including the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature. He is also an acclaimed writer of poetry for adults. His work is anthologized and read around the world.