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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