Something Big Has Been Here

Jack Prelutsky (Author) James Stevenson (Illustrator)
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Description

The long-awaited companion to the bestselling The New Kid on the Block. A wealth of funny new verse from a favorite poet. Prelutsky's comic muse is at its best here. Another winner.--Kirkus Reviews. Prelutsky has done it again.--School Library Journal

Something big is right here

It is this book of wonderful, funny poems by beloved children's poet Jack Prelutsky. If you've read The New Kid on the Block, you have some idea of the treat ahead. And if you haven't, all you have to do is start reading

Here are four vain and ancient tortoises, a rat of culture, Super Samson Simpson, a meat loaf that defies an ax, five flying hotdogs--and many, many more people, animals, and things that are destined to become part of the lives of everyone who loves to laugh.

Say them, chant them, learn them by heart, or just read them--Jack Prelutsky's poems are incomparable.

Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
September 08, 1990
Pages
160
Dimensions
7.44 X 0.89 X 9.24 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780688064341
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About the Author

Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

James Stevenson is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. His popular column, Lost and Found New York, has appeared regularly in the newspaper since 2003. He was on the staff of The New Yorker for more than three decades; his work includes 2,000 cartoons and 80 covers, as well as reporting and fiction. He is also the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books. He lives in Connecticut.

Reviews

"Undeniably a winner with children."-- ALA "Booklist "(starred review)"Prelutsky's new collection of over 100 funny poems will convert to poetry lovers many elementary readers, who will laugh knowingly at his outrageous exaggerations" -- "School Library Journal" (starred review)"His rhymes are infectious, his verses ineradicable." --" Kirkus Reviews" (bullet)"An unerring choice of subjects close to the hearts of children, a precise selection of the perfect word, and a ready humor are indisputably at his command."-- "The Horn Book"