Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face: And Other Poems: Some of the Best of Jack Prelutsky

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Harper Collins, Jan 1, 2020 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 208 pages
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When you're in the world of Jack Prelutsky, anything can happen. Ogres run wild, dragons sing, and baby uggs hatch. . . . Frogs wear red suspenders in a rainstorm of pigs and noodles. . . . Scranimals gallivant under a pizza the size of the sun. . . .

Even the new kid on the block can see that the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate is something big. So, what are you waiting for? Let your parents think you're sleeping, and ride a purple pelican to a land where imagination is king, ridiculous rhymes rule, and laughing out loud is guaranteed! These are Jack Prelutsky's greatest hits!

This magnificent treasury of more than one hundred of Jack Prelutsky's most celebrated verses, along with fifteen all-new poems, is a tribute to his gifts to children's literature over the past forty years. Lushly illustrated by rising star Brandon Dorman and featuring a CD with classic performances by the poet himself, it is the perfect volume for any poetry lover's bookshelf.

 

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User Review  - Schuman - LibraryThing

Fun silly poems, we enjoyed them. There is something for everybody in this collection of poems. It is really great that the author gives examples of activities that one could do as a class that are related to many of his poems. I think this would be an awesome classroom book. Read full review

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User Review  - kristenpittenger - LibraryThing

This is a great collection of Prelutsky's poems. Every poem in here is high interest to kids! Prelutsky is a master at catchy titles which make the reader want to read the poem. Poems like "I Wash My ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Jack Prelutsky has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers The Wizard, Scranimals, and The New Kid on the Block. He is also the author of Be Glad Your Nose is on your Face, a collection of his most celebrated verses. He was named the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

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