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In "Captain Conniption," young readers will giggle to meet the self-professed "scourge of the sea." "I'm Captain Conniption, / and up to no good, / you'll soon walk the plank / if I think that you should, / I'd show you right now / how I vanquish a foe, / but I hear my mother, / so I have to go." Other subjects near and dear to children's hearts make fabulous fodder for fun, including sibling rivalry, bad table manners, meatloaf, and bats. Illustrator James Stevenson's lively line drawings capture Prelutsky's goofy poetic antics perfectly, making this collection another essential addition to any child's library. (Ages 4 to 12)
My 7 year old daughter devoured this book.
His expertise in making the verses flow and rhyme so perfectly is a literary experience all children of any age should be exposed to.
It has great poems, and makes a great bedtime reading book since you can just read a short poem or two instead of a huge story book.
My granddaughter and I had an impromptu dueling banjo style 'readoff' at bedtime last night. She had a Shel Silverstein and I had 'Something BIG Has Been Here'. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JJ Quinn
My 7 year old grandson loves funny poems and Jack Prelutsky is one of his favorites. He loves this book.Published 15 months ago by Grandmother7
My 7 year old daughter devoured this book. We got it for her for Christmas and she is still picking it up everyday. Great find!Published 20 months ago by J. Holt
Jack Prelutsky is a great choice for young readers to read aloud to other kids and to parents. He writes poems of different lengths about many different things, and they just hit... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amy C. Leseman
I had this book when I was 8 years old, and I can still recite 3 of the poems from memory: "Something Big Has Been Here", "Happy Birthday Mother Dearest", and my favorite "I Should... Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Deb Hawkins
I ordered Something Big Has Been Here because a lesson plan I was using suggested it. My students enjoyed acting out the poem I read to them. Read morePublished on October 3, 2011 by Suzanne
My niece loves this book. She is in first grade and loves poems. The poems in this book are fun, detailed, funny, and very descriptive. Read morePublished on February 4, 2011 by Mike K
This collection of funny poems for kids is quite good. My personal favorites are about the turkey shooting out of the oven and Fearless Flying Hot Dogs, which is full of puns. Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by Anna
In general I am not too fond of poetry, be it adult or children's poetry. I ordered this book along with several others by Jack Prelutsky for my 4 grandsons ranging in age from 2... Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by Experienced Shopper