Synopses & Reviews
Open this book to any page to begin your exploration. Here are poems about things that you may never have thought about before. You'll be introduced to jellyfish stew, a bouncing mouse, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. You'll learn why you shouldn't argue with a shark, eat a dinosaur, or have an alligator for a pet. You'll meet the world's worst singer and the greatest video game player in history. You'll even find an invitation to a dragon's birthday party....Your friends are invited too.Over 100 hilarious poems about strange creatures and people--from jellyfish stew to a bouncing mouse, and a boneless chicken. "The illustrations bring the frivolity to a fever pitch."--School Library Journal. Index.
“Its the authors joyous sense of the absurd that propels the reader from page to page.” Horn Book (starred review)
Over 100 hilarious poems about strange creatures and people--from jellyfish stew to a bouncing mouse, and a boneless chicken. "The illustrations bring a frivolity to a fever pitch".--School Library Journal. Full color. ALA Notable Children's Book.
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.