Children’s Poet Laureate, 2006
Interest Level: elementary
TYPE: Juvenile Fiction
SUMMARY: This poem book has a great variety of poems. Prelutsky’s poems are very entertaining, easy to read, and he has an interesting variety of poem formats. For example, several of his poems have to be read from right to left. This can be challenging and fun at the same time.
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About the author:
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KEYWORDS: Variety, short, long, humorous, imaginative
This is not a book I would have just picked up to read, but after reading it; I have a different outlook about picking up a book of poems to read. Prelutsky’s poems have a rich vocabulary that our children would benefit from. Children would definitely enjoy this book, for its humor, imagination, and rhythm.