Search Results: "Jack Prelutsky"


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STARDINES SWIM HIGH ACROSS THE SKY by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Whimsy takes flight in this humorous collection. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Prelutsky and Berger are back with 16 new specimens of poem and collage, meticulously rendered to excite and amuse. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"While Prelutsky's poetry is generally playful and appealing, the decision to deconstruct it reveals a certain sameness to the works included here that may make emulating his style easier but may also detract from the reader's appreciation of same. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
For readers fond of Prelutsky's style, this volume offers both pointers on how to write similarly silly verse and just what inspired him to do so in the first place. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER MOON by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"While a goodnight book needn't—shouldn't—be stimulating or exciting, the market is so saturated with such reading material that new titles need to add something special to rise above the rest: This doesn't. (Picture book. 0-3)"
A collection of rhymes for the very young falls smack in the middle of twee territory. Read full book review >

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FOR LAUGHING OUT LOUD by Jack Prelutsky
POETRY
Released: April 10, 1991

"Index. (Poetry. 5+)"
Well over 100 funny poems collected by one of our funniest poets, who, fortunately, slips in a few of his own along with a fine selection of the old and new, familiar and unfamiliar. Read full book review >

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ME I AM! by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Slight, but not without its charms. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Prelutsky's poem, which originally appeared in The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983), propels French artist Davenier's cheerful watercolors. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Dorman's debut makes an atmospheric opener for any magic-themed storytime. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lit with a greenish glow, elaborately detailed digital paintings give a properly eerie setting to this shortened version of a poem originally published in Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep (1976). Read full book review >

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE SCHOOL by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"One to miss. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A collection of 18 poems seeks to encapsulate the school experience. Read full book review >

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THE FROGS WORE RED SUSPENDERS by Jack Prelutsky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"A brilliant match of talent that's guaranteed to make a hit. (Poetry. 5-10)"
The title sets the stage for this delightful pairing of Prelutsky's (Awful Ogre's Awful Day, 2001, etc.) amusing rhymes with Mathers's (Dodo Gets Married, 2001, etc.) charming watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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READ A RHYME, WRITE A RHYME by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Though the volume's intent is as a springboard to writing poetry, the thoughtful selections and So's winning watercolors make this a successful poetry collection even without the writing prompts. (author's note, indexes of titles and authors) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Prelutsky has invented a method he calls "poemstarts" to help children get started in writing poetry. Read full book review >

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I'VE LOST MY HIPPOPOTAMUS by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Welcome, heart-gladdening poems that never come amiss. (index) (Poetry. 5-10)"
Prelutsky is back to make your day better, even if it's already a good one. Read full book review >

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MY PARENTS THINK I’M SLEEPING by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A nicely repackaged addition to a genre much needed within the easy-reader realm: poetry. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
First published as a Greenwillow stand-alone in 1985, this welcome I Can Read entry features Abolafia's updated, full-color illustrations for Prelutsky's 14 poetic explorations of the not-too-scary night. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Taken individually the poems are pleasantly ghoulish—but all in all, this is Prelutsky in an uncharacteristically dark vein. (Picture book/poetry. 8-11)"
The planets circling distant suns should definitely be avoided, according to these cautionary verses and eerie illustrations. Read full book review >