A GOPHER IN THE GARDEN and Other Animal Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Kirkus Star

A GOPHER IN THE GARDEN and Other Animal Poems

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

From epigram to extended, entangled word-play, from tyrannosaur (""just can't be found here anymore"") to the multi-lingual mynah bird (""can say most any word he's heard""), a collection to capture the most difficult audience. This is one that worked even in galleys, and the illustrations have the same grave, slightly surprised wit. We see this as a teaser at class visits, a show-stopper at assembly programs--it's in the line of Lewis Carroll and way above most juvenile whimsy.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Macmillan