Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems

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Greenwillow Books
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6.1 X 7.8 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Podwal has illustrated numerous books in collaboration with such luminaries as Elie Wiesel and Harold Bloom. His art is represented in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, among many other venues. You can view his work at markpodwal.com.
Ruth Chan is an illustrator and author who spent her childhood tobogganing in Canada, her teens in China, a number of years studying art and education, and a decade working with youth and families in underserved communities. She now writes and illustrates full time in Brooklyn, New York. Visit OhtRuth.com for more info.


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"U.S. children's poet laureate emeritus Prelutsky delivers his signature silliness and wordplay in this collection of 100 poems . . . Prelutsky is reliably playful . . . With their rhythmic meter, easy rhymes, and offbeat punch lines, these are poems that beg to be memorized. Lively black-and-white drawings by Chan are perfectly in pitch."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Prelutsky's new poetry collection is a gift to the ears and eyes. Written in a variety of rhyme schemes . . . Black-and-white cartoon drawings accompany each poem and bring the words--both comical and descriptive--to life. Prelutsky is a master of humor and poetic device. . . . A well-written, must-have collection of poems."--School Library Journal (starred review)
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