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The new kid on the block : poems, by Jack Prelutsky ; drawings by James Stevenson

Label
The new kid on the block : poems
Title
The new kid on the block
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
by Jack Prelutsky ; drawings by James Stevenson
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloopers
Award
Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Nonfiction, 1987.
Review
/* Starred Review */ To quickly take the measure of Prelutsky's new collection of humorous verse, his claim to parity with America's best in the class, you might skim the index of first lines, concentrating on the letter I--from "I am a paramecium, I am Ebenezer Bleezer, I am falling off a mountain, I am flying! I am flying" to "I've got an itch, a wretched itch". . . via "I'd never dine on dinosaurs, I'd never eat a beet because, I'm a basic boneless chicken." Prelutsky's a natural rhymester. He has a keen sense of what tickles kids. His rhymes are infectious, his verses ineradicable: "Nine mice on tiny tricycles/went riding on the ice,/they rode in spite of warning signs,/they rode despite advice." He slips into nonsense without your hardly knowing it: "Nine mindless mice, who paid the price,/are thawing slowly by the ice,/still sitting on their tricycles/ . . . nine white and shiny micycles." Like others of his kind, he makes bold with words: "I praise the hippopotamus,/ I celebrate the bat,/ I hold the bream in high esteem--/I DO NOT LIKE THE RAT!" ("I cotton to the octopus,/I tolerate the gnat. . .") On this occasion and others, the typography is part-and-parcel of the entertainment. But the pair-up with Stevenson is the coup here: both have an offhand drollery that knows no age distinctions. A fat, squat book, full of jolly rhymes and juicy drawings, that's fun just to have around. (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 1984)
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153353
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
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Prelutsky, Jack
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stevenson, James
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True
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  • American poetry
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Humorous poetry
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
poems
Label
The new kid on the block : poems, by Jack Prelutsky ; drawings by James Stevenson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
061817
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
159 p.
Isbn
9780688022716
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The new kid on the block : poems, by Jack Prelutsky ; drawings by James Stevenson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
061817
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
159 p.
Isbn
9780688022716
Other physical details
ill.

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