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Poems of a. Nonny Mouse Hardcover – October 17, 1989

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  • Hardcover: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (October 17, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039498711X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394987118
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,681,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3-- An engaging collection of 70 nonsense verses by that most prolific of poets, A. Nonny Mouse (long misspelled Anonymous due to a fateful typo). Prelutsky, a fellow poet and unabashed admirer, has compiled (along with four of his own creations) some of her most playful rhymes, limericks, quips, and chants--all with a touch of the wacky, the way-out, and the wonderful. Selections are illustrated with Drescher's signature watercolors highlighted with black-ink scratches and splatters of color. Fluid and exuberant, the crazy cast of characters (many of whom Drescher fans will recognize) gaily prance across the double-page spreads, while observant readers will enjoy spotting the disarming, diminutive poet in each drawing. Dancing sausages, talking shoes, an assortment of bizarre feathered creatures and outlandish insects abound. The people are surreal at best, and often grotesque, but perfectly suit the divine silliness of the verses--"As I went out/ The other day,/ My head fell off/ and rolled away./ But when I noticed/ It was gone,/ I picked it up/ And put it on." Even the youngest readers will nevermore see the ubiquitous nom de plume without thinking of the irrepressible Ms. Mouse. --Luann Toth , School Library Journal
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kirara on September 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
"Poems of A. Nonny Mouse" is a wacky book of poems from the mind of Jack Prelutsky along with surreal illustrations by Henrik Drescher. This book is about a mouse that was referred to at the beginning as "Anonymous" due to the writer making a mistake of not noticing her because she is a mouse. "Poems of A. Nonny Mouse" is full of silly poems about animals, inanimate objects, and people doing silly activities.

My favorite poems in this book include the poem about a woman who ate so much at a restaurant that her face turned as white as snow, the famous tongue-twister poem about how much a woodchuck would chuck, the poem about a tiger who ate a lady from Niger, and the poem about a neat lady from Crete who would stand on her head to avoid soiling her feet.

Jack Prelutsky's writing is full of wacky humor and witty poems that will make both children and adults laugh at these wacky characters' antics. Henrik Drescher's illustrations work will with Jack Prelutsky's humorous poems as the illustrations are filled with surreal characters such as, human characters that are part bird as they have wings and beaks attached to their bodies, people and animals popping out of other people's or animals' mouths, and most of the characters having long, stringy limbs that bend at impossible angles. "Poems of A. Nonny Mouse" is an instant poetic treat suitable for young children ages four and over and even suitable for the adults.
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