Synopses & Reviews
It's pouring. The wind is blowing down trees. Awful Ogre's rattlesnake wakes him. He tickles his piranha, scatters his rats, and disengages his leeches. Another wonderful day is about to begin.
Awful Ogre, huge, hungry, horrible--and totally lovable, will steal the heart of every reader. Larger than life--larger, in fact, than all other ogres, Awful Ogre packs into one day enough excitement, imagination, emotion, and sheer ebullience to last most of us a lifetime
Jack Prelutsky and Paul O. Zelinsky have created a tour de force of epic proportions and infinite appeal.
In 18 funny, original and almost heartwarming poems, the author presents a most awful day in the life of Awful Ogre--but he thinks he's having a marvelous time. Illustrations.
About the Author
On September 28, 2006, Jack Prelutsky was named the nations first Childrens Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Prelutsky will serve a two-year tenure as Childrens Poet Laureate: Consultant in Childrens Poetry to the Poetry Foundation. He received a cash prize and the Childrens Poet Laureate Medallion, which includes the inscription Permit a child to join, taken from an Emily Dickinson poem. Congratulations, Jack!
Jack Prelutsky is the author of the national bestsellers Scranimals, illustrated by Peter Sís, and The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders, illustrated by Petra Mathers. He has filled more than forty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including What a Day It Was at School! , illustrated by Doug Cushman, and the immensely popular collections illustrated by James Stevenson: The New Kid on the Block, Something Big Has Been Here, and A Pizza the Size of the Sun. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.