MR. PUTNEY'S
QUACKING DOG

(2010, Scholastic)

"Delightfully mind-stretching fun . . . Get ready to ponder, giggle and fully appreciate."

Kirkus Reviews

"Will nudge children's creative thinking while giving them plenty to laugh about."

School Library Journal

Junior Library Guild Selection

ORANGUTAN TONGS
Poems to Tangle
Your Tongue

(2009, Hyperion)
Listen to the song! (Music by the Promise Makers)

"Another must-have winner from a comic master."

Starred/ School Library Journal

"More clever wordplay from the Prince of Palindromes . . . [a] top-notch tub full of tangue tonglers."

Starred/ Kirkus Reviews

The Horn Book, Fanfare 2009
New York Public Library,
100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2009
Junior Library Guild Selection
Booklinks, Lasting Connections, 2009

SMART FELLER
FART SMELLER
And Other Spoonerisms

(2006, Michael di Capua Books / Hyperion)

"With an attention-grabbing title like that, it won't be hard to interest kids in Agee's seventh wordplay spree whether they're word-puzzle fans or not."

The Horn Book

"...a puckish delight."

Publishers Weekly

PALINDROMANIA!

(2002, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
Read the goofy article
Jon talks about Palindromania!

"All hail Jon Agee, the 'droll lord' of palindromes!"

Will Shortz, puzzles editor, The New York Times

"Agee is a palindrome pro, and his sixth book on wordplay is a creative, comedic gem."

Booklist

"It's another hilarious collection of palindromes from the master of them all."

Kirkus Reviews

New York Public Library Book for the Teenage

ELVIS LIVES!
And Other Anagrams

(2000, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
Jon talks about Elvis Lives!

"In the Olympics of verbal gymnastics, Agee takes the gold once again . . . Similar in format to his books of palindromes, this little volume features anagrams, which are words or phrases rearranged to form different words or phrases. Thus, Elvis becomes Lives; Piet Mondrian states I paint modern; and A Psychiatrist is transformed into Sit, chat, pay, sir . . . Agee's cartoonlike drawings bring out the most in every phrase."

Booklist

IRA-CBC Children's Choice
Parent's Choice Recommended Book

SIT ON A POTATO PAN, OTIS!
More Palindromes

(1999, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

"Palindrome fans come in all shapes, sizes, and ages; and this book draws no boundaries between beginners and connoisseurs. Display it in the library, and patrons will be chuckling over Agee's verbal and visual art before they arrive at the circulation desk."

Starred/ Booklist

New York Public Library Book for the Teenage
CBC Children's Choice
CBC Not Just For Children Anymore!
Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award
Bank Street Best Children's Books

WHO ORDERED THE
JUMBO SHRIMP?
And Other Oxymorons

(1998, Michael di Capua Books / HarperCollins)

"Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp?
is laugh-out-loud brilliant."

Will Shortz, puzzles editor, The New York Times

New York Public Library Book for the Teenage
CBC Children's Choice

SO MANY DYNAMOS!
And Other Palindromes

(1994, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

"Is this genius or what? It is certainly megapuckishness."

The New York Times

"Sheer poetry."

The Washington Post Book World

New York Public Library Book for the Teenage
IRA-CBC Children's Choice
ALA Quick Picks for Young Adults

GO HANG A SALAMI!
I'M A LASAGNA HOG!
And Other Palindromes

(1991, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

"Agee scales narrative heights with his palindromes... A generously ridiculous and clever book that shows the marvel of words and the sense in nonsense."

Starred/ Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Parents Journal, Best Books
New York Public Library Book for the Teenage
IRA-CBC Children's Choice