|Jack Prelutsky is the first Children's Poet Laureate [Bio and Lesson Plans]|
|MY DOG MAY BE A GENIUS
Have you ever encountered an underwater marching band, a pig in a bathing suit, a pet orangutan, or a witch in a hardware store? Have you ever sat with a skunk in a courtroom, shopped for a dinosaur, or conversed with a Bupple, a Wosstrus, a Violinnet, or a Celloon? You will have, once you've read this exuberant collaboration from Jack Prelutsky and his "partner in crime"* James Stevenson. (2008)
Ages 6 Up
Join two young explorers as they set off on safari to Scranimal Island, a land where anything is possible, nothing is normal and everything is outlandish. It's an expedition of puns and rhymes, discovery and adventure in which fruits and veggies, birds and beasts, have been scrambled together to create never before seen creatures. So, come along and enjoy the wordplay. You'll meet Spinachickens fussing in the yard, a potatoad unaware of its own existence, a cardinalbacore whose wings are sore from holding up its head and many many more.
Your spirits are high
|WHAT A DAY IT WAS AT SCHOOL
a field trip
a noisy mistake
What a funny, outrageous, exciting, incredible, silly, extraordinary day it was at school!
Are you ready to read all about it?
Ages PreK Up
|THE FROGS WORE RED SUSPENDERS
A collection of 28 short rhymes with the classic feel of Mother Goose. Many of these poems have a geography theme, coverng 15 states and Canada.
"In Indianapolis, what did we see?
Ages 6 Up
Wait until you see
|AWFUL OGRE'S AWFUL DAY
Spend an entirely "awful" day with Awful Ogre. Here are 18 "awfully" hyterical poems from waking...
"My rattlesnake awakens me,
to the time Awful Ogre goes to bed...
"My awful day is ending,
Just for the record, Awful Ogre's day is just the way he likes it—perfectly awful. Paul O. Zelinsky's illustrations are packed with wit, humor, and simply outrageous fun.
|IT'S RAINING PIGS & NOODLES
Ridiculously delicious, Jack Prelutzy and illustrator, James Stevenson are at it again. Here's a sample:
"Purple orangutans hurtle through
"Turtles wear sweaters, and pickles
"Bison ride bicycles, tiger fly
"Rabbits and parrots play tag
in the stars,
|THE BEAUTY OF THE BEAST: POEMS
FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Meilo So, Illustrator
This is perfection. The combination of poetry, animals, birds, in brilliant watercolor.
POEMS FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM is a collection of 200 poems selected by Jack Prelutsky and put into categories of animals and birds. This book is the essence of beauty.
|THE GARGOYLE ON THE ROOF
Peter Sis, Illustrator
Just the right mix of scary, animated with humor and dollops of emotions, sprinkled with tenderness and garnished with perfect meter and illustrations.
"I am, alas, a lonely troll,
"I'm destined, it appears to me,
|More ridiculous stuff…|
|Ages 4-8||BENEATH A BLUE UMBRELLA|
|THE DRAGONS ARE SINGING TONIGHT|
|HOORAY FOR DIFFENDOOFER DAY! [See Seuss]|
|A PIZZA THE SIZE OF THE SUN|