Jon Agee is a wonderful modern children's book
author and illustrator. The humor in his books lies in the word play and clever lyrics
. He wrote his first book of palindromes
(sentences or words that are the same when repeated backwards) in 1991 (a palindromatic
year?) which consisted of line-and-gray wash
drawings and senseless yet clever palindromatic phrases. His illustrations resembled a mixture of Gary Larson
's The Far Side
and the pictures drawn by a ten year-old child and hung on the refrigerator door. After reading one of his books you will find yourself transfixed for many hours in an attempt to create your own clever palindromes.