Recommended books by John Lithgow

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Product picture for Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse (Political Satire Book, Poetry, Political Humor Gift) by John Lithgow
Book › Hardcover
Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse is a satirical poetry collection from award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow. Chronicling the last few raucous years in American politics, Lithgow takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency.

• Lampoons the likes of Betsy DeVos, William Barr, Rudy Giuliani, and dozens more.
• Illustrated from cover to cover with Lithgow's never-before-seen line drawings.
• Draws inspiration from A. A. Milne,...
Book cover from Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow
Book › Hardcover
This lively and lyrical jaunt from actor and author John Lithgow comes with a CD of his celebrated song!

Oh, children! Remember! Whatever you may do,
Never play music right next to the zoo.
They’ll burst from their cages, each beast and each bird,
Desperate to play all the music they’ve heard.

A concert gets out of hand when the animals at the neighboring zoo storm the stage and play the instruments themselves in this hilarious picture book based on one of John...
Book cover from I Got Two Dogs: (Book and CD) by John Lithgow
Book › Hardcover
Fanny and Blue may not be the smartest dogs, and they may not be the best-behaved dogs, but they are definitely the most-loved dogs.

John Lithgow's bouncy song - in the book and on the accompanying CD - is based on his own family's two dogs. And Robert Neubecker's eye-popping illustrations capture the joy of all things dog.
Book cover from The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites by Dr. Seuss
Book › Audio CD
11 complete stories at a great price!

Featuring:

The Cat in the Hat read by Kelsey Grammer
Horton Hears a Who read by Dustin Hoffman
How the Grinch Stole Christmas read by Walter Matthau
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? read by John Cleese
The Lorax read by Ted Danson
Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag read by John Lithgow
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose read by Mercedes McCambridge
Horton Hatches the Egg read by Billy Crystal
The...
Audiobook cover from Marsupial Sue Book and CD by John Lithgow
Book › Hardcover
If you're a Kangaroo
through and through,
Just do what Kangaroos do.
Young Sue really doesn't like being a kangaroo, so she goes off to find something better. First she tries climbing the trees like a koala, but that doesn't work. Then she wades into the sea like a platypus, but that's no good either. Finally, Sue joins up with some bouncy, jouncy wallabies...and discovers that being a kangaroo isn't so bad, after all.
Using a jaunty waltz rhythm, actor, comedian, and...
Book cover from Im a Manatee by John Lithgow
Book › Hardcover
From time to time
I dream that
I'm a manatee,
Undulating
underneath
the sea

A little boy dreams of becoming a manatee, and what a dream it is! With his new gigan-atee manatee proportions, he sets off on an underwater adventure with his manatee friends.
Join John Lithgow and Ard Hoyt on this silly aquatic escapade, then sing along with John, who performs "I'm a Manatee" on the enclosed CD.
Book cover from The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow
Book › Paperback
One after the other, gifted Farkle McBride learns to play a different instrument and master their sounds, but he still remains unsatisfied until an orchestra conductor becomes ill and Farkle learns his true calling. Reprint.
Book cover from Marsupial Sue Presents The Runaway Pancake by John Lithgow
Book › Paperback
“I'm too fast, you're too slow. Pan, pan, patty-cake pan, I can get away from you, I can!”   
     The much-loved story of the Runaway Pancake who pops out of the oven and is sure he can escape all who want to eat him is given a new spin when Marsupial Sue and her friends put on a play version for their neighborhood. This has all of the wit and whimsy of Marsupial Sue and again features lively illustrations by Jack E. Davis. From the friends’ preparations behind the scenes to...
Book cover from The Poets Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family by Mr. John Lithgow
Book › Hardcover
From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems.


The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in...
Book cover from Micawber: Micawber by John Lithgow
Book › Hardcover
A squirrel named Micawber loves the paintings he sees through the windows of the nearby art museum. One day he notices an artist copying the old masters, and he decides to do the same -- with surprising results.
In their second collaboration, best-selling author-illustrator team John Lithgow and C. F. Payne introduce children to the world of art through the eyes -- and paint-splattered tail -- of a highly creative squirrel.