Verse for Children and Misidentified Grownups
Date Published: September 19, 2023
Each poem is a celebration of life.
Between Judith Barrett Lawson’s clever wordplay, and the delightful
illustrations by Netta Jones, I Smile at the Sun will transport readers on a
whimsical journey through childhood — it’s joys, silly mishaps, and small
everyday wonders. Yet you don’t have to be a child to smile at I Smile at
In the Tradition of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, but in her own
unique voice, Lawson brings together lighthearted humor with heartfelt
insights, offering friendly wisdom on growing up, loss, and the importance
If you grew up reading Dr. Seuss and love fun tongue-twisting rhymes, then
you’ve come to the right place. Judith Barrett Lawson has written an amazing
poem book that is not only just for kids but also Misidentified Grown-ups.
Immerse yourself in I Smile at the Sun and relive treasured memories, share
its magic, and let Judith Barrett Lawson’s poetic enchantment illuminate
About the Author
Writer, screenwriter, playwright, and lyricist Judith Lawson worked in film
and television casting for 10 years. She is co-author of screenplay based on
award-winning author Kaye Gibbon’s novel Sights Unseen. She has had
more than 35 song cuts recorded, and her play of I Smile at the Sun has been
produced four times to stellar reviews.