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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

If I Had a Million Onions

by (author) Sheree Fitch

illustrated by Yayo

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2005
Humorous Stories, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse), General
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2005
    List Price

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This exciting new collection by Sheree Fitch poetry will tickle the funny-bones of children and adults alike. Yayo's delightful illustrations perfectly match the whimsy of these capricious 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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Sheree Fitch's profile page

Yayo es un galardonado artista e ilustrador de libros para niños. Ha sido finalista dos veces del prestigioso premio del Gobernador General de Canadá y ha recibido, entre otros premios, el Christie's Book Award, y el Charles Biddle Award por su contribución excepcional a la vida cultural de Quebec. Originario de Colombia, Yayo vive en Montreal, Quebec.


Yayo's profile page


  • Short-listed, Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) Beehive Book Award
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award - English Fiction
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Express Award

Editorial Reviews

“A delight from first line to last.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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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