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In Aunt Giraffe's Green Gardenby Jack Prelutsky
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So much to see! So much to do! Open this book, and you can . . . smell the tall flowers in Aunt Giraffe′s garden, sip juice with a big blue goose, eat oodles of noodles with some poodles, chirp a cheery song with a little bluebird, fish in a frosty pond, and much, much more! With Jack Prelutsky′s twenty-eight hilarious poems and Petra Mathers′s brilliant, beautiful paintings, this classic collection for the youngest child is filled to the brim with smiles and silliness.
"Small travelers this summer should pack this latest addition to the nonsense-verse series Jack Prelutsky launched with 'Ride a Purple Pelican' and continued in 'Beneath a Blue Umbrella' (both illustrated by the great Garth Williams) and 'The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders,' with pictures by Petra Mathers. As usual, Prelutsky has a lot of fun with place names, lighting up the map with nods to towns as far-flung... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review) as Denver, Kansas City and Bemidji, Minn. There's also a general salute to America's romance with the road that includes this inspired quatrain: 'A big blue goose and a little green duck/ drove around in a rusty truck,/ a rusty truck with a rusty chassis,/ from Detroit to Tallahassee.' Mathers is back, too, blending the pastoral and the preposterous in a fresh batch of luminous paintings.Elizabeth Ward can be reached at warde(at)washpost.com." Reviewed by Jon MeachamDara HornRon CharlesFergus M. BordewichMichael DirdaElizabeth HandJoseph S. Nye Jr.Robert PinskyJonathan YardleyElizabeth WardElizabeth WardElizabeth Ward, Washington Post Book World (Copyright 2006 Washington Post Book World Service/Washington Post Writers Group)
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A gardening giraffe, a contented bluebird, and poodles eating oodles of noodles are just a few of the many characters in this collection of 28 poems from Jack Prelutsky, the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate.
About the Author
Jack Prelutsky was named the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. He has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the recent New York Timesbestseller My Dog May Be a Genius. Jack Prelutsky lives with his wife in Washington State.
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