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Ride a Purple Pelican (Mulberry Books) Paperback – September 22, 1997
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This collection of Jack Prelutsky is delightfully nonsensical, as we've come to expect from the creator of The New Kid on the Block and more than 40 other equally zany collections. We were thinking of Edward Lear's The Jumblies as we read, "Jilliky Jolliky Jelliky Jee,/three little cooks in a coconut tree,/one cooked a peanut and one cooked a pea,/one brewed a thimble of cinnamon tea,/then they sat down to a dinner for three,/Jilliky Jolliky Jelliky Jee." If you've wondered why potatoes can't see even with all those eyes, or why poor Pennington Poe is weeping, this is the book for you and your kids. Garth Williams, illustrator of Charlotte's Web and Bedtime for Frances, enhances this lively collection with his whimsical, expressive paintings. (Ages 2 to 6) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
A rollicking, rambunctious collection of rhymes by the author of the popular and acclaimed The New Kid on the Block. Prelutsky's nonsense verse is simple and tongue-twisting by turns as he carries his readers along on fantastic flights of fancy "from Seattle/ to the city of New York." Kids will enjoy the stops along the way to visit "Timble Tamble Turkey," "Jilliky, Jolliky, Jelliky, Jee" and "Hannah Banana," or pronounce such locales as Saskatoon, Albuquerque or Cincinnati. The verse is made all the more engaging by the flowing full-color pictures by Williams. The book vibrates with these paintings that can create a mood, communicate a feeling or expand on the zaniness of Prelutsky's characters and situations. This is a fine and funny introduction to poetry for the very young. Kids will want to climb on board for another trip, and soon.
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