I've tried gulping hiccup water,
stood upon my hiccup head,
held my breath until my hiccup
hiccup face turned hiccup red.
Chronic cogitators are celebrated in "Quibble Q. Quing" (who thinks about things), and wild imaginations in "Purple Orangutans:" ("Rabbits and parrots play tag in the stars, / marshmallows march in the meadows of Mars... / these are a few of the wonders I find / in the magic museum I keep in my mind.") Children find a kindred spirit in Prelutsky, a poet who knows full well that overweight underdogs and chocolate-covered salami and Sniffing Snutterwudds are always worth a giggle. Stevenson's understated (but always expressive) line drawings suit this silly collection to a T. (Perfect for reading aloud to younger readers, but wordsmiths ages 9 and older will pick up all the puns.) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Like the short stories but it looks like it was printed on someone's trashy 150dpi inkjet printer. The text is so fuzzy I have to put all the lights on and get my reading glasses.Published 22 days ago by Christopher Abbott
The book is a fun Jack Prelutsky book with great poems. It was shipped quickly.Published 2 months ago by Michelle Hebberd
Read a few poems to some little kid relatives. They liked. Very cute. Kids liked, so did I. They took it with them, so I didn't get to read the rest.Published 4 months ago by Chase Scene
What a great hit this collection of poems is for my 5 yr old. He asks to read some EVERY night. I'm so glad to have gotten this book as an introduction to poetry.Published 6 months ago by luvgrdane
I have given this book to a number of children, and they all at least liked it a lot. Some said they loved it. I like that it shows that boys can do poetry.Published 8 months ago by J. Myers
It is Delightful addition to my Jack Prelutsky collection of poetry for my students in the classroom.
I recommend it.
I am a 4th grade special education teacher. Many of the poems in this book can be utilized to teach a variety of skills including main idea and details, inferencing, etc. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Coach