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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. Whether Good Sports will create good sports remains to be seen, but it will prove to young boys (and girls) that reading poetry can be fun.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Prelutsky, America's first children's poet laureate, includes in this collection poems about the popular sports that kids play--team sports, individual sports, and even backyard frisbee tossing. Caldecott Medal Winner Raschka's stylized watercolors are a blaze of color and motion.

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This lively collection is packed with kid-friendly, "pocket-sized" poems of eight lines or less by such well-known poets as Eve Merriam, Karla Kuskin, and the anthologist herself, Bobbi Katz. The easy-to-memorize, pint-sized poems reflect many different facets of children's lives and are embellished with witty, winning art by the beloved Marylin Hafner, making a package that will be welcomed by children and their teachers.

Synopsis:

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating.  Jack Prelutsky, America's first children's poet laureate and a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this collection poems about the popular sports that kids play—team sports, individual sports, and even backyard frisbee tossing. The bouncy rhymes beg to be read aloud and lend themselves to easy recitation. Caldecott Medal Winner Chris Raschka's stylized watercolors are a blaze of color and motion. An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book of 2007, this exuberant picture book proves that poetry can be as much fun as playing games!

About the Author

Jack Prelutsky is widely recognized by elementary school teachers and students as the most popular poet working today. He has written more than 40 books of verse, including The New Kid on the Block, The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders, What a Day It Was at School, and compiled 11 poetry anthologies. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Chris Raschka has illustrated a number of distinguished picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes!, which he also wrote; A Poke in the I and A Kick in the Head, both compiled by Paul Janeczko; and the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster. He lives in New York City.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375865589
Author:
Prelutsky, Jack
Publisher:
Dragonfly Books
Illustrator:
Raschka, Chris
Author:
Hafner, Marilyn
Author:
Katz, Bobbi
Author:
Raschka, Chris
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Subject:
Language Arts - General
Subject:
Humorous
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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"Synopsis" by , Prelutsky, America's first children's poet laureate, includes in this collection poems about the popular sports that kids play--team sports, individual sports, and even backyard frisbee tossing. Caldecott Medal Winner Raschka's stylized watercolors are a blaze of color and motion.
"Synopsis" by ,
This lively collection is packed with kid-friendly, "pocket-sized" poems of eight lines or less by such well-known poets as Eve Merriam, Karla Kuskin, and the anthologist herself, Bobbi Katz. The easy-to-memorize, pint-sized poems reflect many different facets of children's lives and are embellished with witty, winning art by the beloved Marylin Hafner, making a package that will be welcomed by children and their teachers.

"Synopsis" by , Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating.  Jack Prelutsky, America's first children's poet laureate and a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this collection poems about the popular sports that kids play—team sports, individual sports, and even backyard frisbee tossing. The bouncy rhymes beg to be read aloud and lend themselves to easy recitation. Caldecott Medal Winner Chris Raschka's stylized watercolors are a blaze of color and motion. An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book of 2007, this exuberant picture book proves that poetry can be as much fun as playing games!
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