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Spatuloons and toadsters, shoehornets and alarmadillos, ocelocks and zipperpotamuses--these are just some of the characters which come to life in this delightful, clever, and silly collection of poems. So go ahead! Open the book, and laugh 'til you can laugh no more! Other books by Jack Prelutsky are available in this library.
By our nation's first Children's Poet Laureate If you like running, jumping, throwing and having fun playing games, then this book is meant for you! Jack Pretlusky celebrates the joy of participating in sports boys and girls play. Whether it's baseball or soccer; gymnastics or karate, winning or losing, excelling or just being a happy klutz, these short rhymes sing out in praise of winter games, summer games, and all-year-round games.
Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly rhymes capture the range of emotions, from winning to losing to the sheer joy of participating, that children experience as they discover the games of their choice. Jack Prelutsky, a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this inspired collection poems about baseball, soccer, football, skating, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, karate, and more. His signature lighthearted humor in verse that trips off the tongue is coupled here with the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka's lickety-split, stylized (and stylish) watercolors. Every page is a blaze of color and motion. WhetherGood Sportswill create good sports remains to be seen, but it will prove to young boys (and girls) that reading poetry can be fun.
The curriculum is quite different--laughing and yelling--and the staff is creative and zany. But will the kids score high enough on the achievement test to keep their little school open? This book celebrates individuality and provides a good forum for parents and kids to talk about what are the important things which must be learned. Other books by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky are also available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille. copy.
A collection of short and funny stories related to the Christmas holiday. Many chuckle moments throughout.
Following A Pizza the Size of the Sun, the reigning czars of silliness are back on the warpath, wreaking poetic havoc with yet another deliciously sly volume. The titles alone are a treat: "Never Poke Your Uncle With a Fork"; "I'm Ironing My Rhinoceros"; "Waffles Give Me Sniffles." Prelutsky trips the light verse fantastic across territory that's familiar yet fresh. He gleefully descends to the depths of gross-out humor ("Worm puree, oh hooray!/ You're the dish that makes my day"), engages in nimble wordplay ("There's no present like the time," he notes in "I Gave My Friend a Cuckoo Clock") and once again proves himself king of the final one-two punch (a knight confesses to ineffectuality in an ode closing with this couplet: "My name is famed through all the land/ I'm called Sir Lunchalot"). The sassy selection of nonsense rhymes and puckish poems will further endear Prelutsky to his many fans.
Twelve Thanksgiving poems, many of them funny, including: "When Daddy Carves the Turkey," "I Ate Too Much," "Daddy's Football Game," and "If Turkeys Thought." They're about families watching the Thanksgiving parade, fixing and sampling the food, breaking the wishbone for luck and too much left over turkey. Pictures are described.
This is a nice collection of rhymes for young readers. Poems about animals claim several pages.
These 16 rollicking rhymes show young readers that a child's life begins at bedtime. Ages 4-8 So my parents think I'm sleeping, but that's simply their mistake, I have got them fooled completely, I am really wide-awake. From watching shadows dancing on a wall, to reading books by flashlight under the covers, to sneaking downstairs to grab that last piece of chocolate cake, master poet Jack Prelutsky shows readers that a child's life begins at bedtime!
Jack Prelutsky is widely acknowledged as the poet laureate of the younger generation. (And many people would happily see him crowned with no age qualification.) The New Kid on the Block and Something Big Has Been Here are household words wherever there are kids. Here is another wondrously rich, varied, clever - and always funny - collection. Meet Miss Misinformation, Swami Gourami, and Gladiola Gloppe (and her Soup Shoppe), and delight in a backwards poem, a poem that ever ends, and scores of others that will be changed, read, and loved by readers of every age.
572 fine, illuminating, funny poems for children - a wealth of riches from the past and glittering gems for the present.
From the book: Here, with poems on ten themes, such as birthdays and bugs, food and friends, is something new and delightfully different-- poem starts. Jack provides the opening lines, gives several suggestions of what you might think about--even some rhyming words to play with--then invites you to grab some paper and a pencil and finish the poem as you please. Maybe you didn't know it, but you too can be a poet! Includes picture descriptions.
Jack Prelutsky's exploration of outer space is not for the faint of heart. No friendly little E.T.-type aliens await your arrival. There are many imaginative ways to perish in these darkly comedic cautionary verses about unexplored worlds so far beyond our solar system. The final poem is an environmental tour de force that packs a wallop. Here are poems the older reader will find great fun to memorize and rattle off to anyone who will listen! And there is a special bonus: anagrams for the kid who loves word puzzles.From the Hardcover edition.
Ages 5-10 A day at school is: a. marvelous b. dreadful c. silly d. all of the above--and much, much more! From suspicious hot lunches (yuck!), to pop quizzes (oh, no!) to recess and best friends (hooray!), everything you love--and love to hate--about school is front and center in this collection of eighteen poems by thirteen celebrated poets. One thing's for certain: there's no place like school!
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