Synopses & Reviews
In a splendidly silly sequel to their 1991 collaboration, For Laughing Out Loud, Jack Prelutsky and Marjorie Priceman return with 72 hilarious short verses guaranteed to leave kids weak with laughter. There are poems about food, school, sibling rivalry, and hungry beasts, plus a wonderful potpourri of nonsense verse, tongue twisters, and limericks by nearly 40 of the best contemporary poets for children, including Shel Silverstein, John Ciardi, Mary Ann Hoberman, and of course, Prelutsky himself. Marjorie Priceman's ebullient illustrations perfectly capture the sidesplitting humor of these rollicking read-aloud--or read-alone--gems.
About the Author
Jack Prelutsky was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New York City Public Schools and studied voice at the High School of Music and Art. He enrolled in Hunter College in Manhattan but left soon after "to become a beatnik". Jack has been a cab driver, a busboy, a photographer, a furniture mover, a potter, and a folk singer. He enjoys bicycling, playing racquetball, woodworking and cooking. He lives in Washington State with his wife Carolynn and a vast collection of poetry books and frogs in every shape, size, and form -- except living! There was a time when Jack couldn't stand poetry. In grade school he had a teacher who left him with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. He rediscovered poetry in his twenties, and he decided that he would write about things that kids really cared about, and that he would strive to make poetry delightful. He has been writing poetry for more than twenty years and has published more than three dozen books for children.