For Laughing Out Louder: More Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone

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Jack Prelutsky
Knopf, 1995 - American poetry - 39 pages
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In a splendidly silly sequel to their 1991 collaboration, "For Laughing
Out Loud," Jack Prelutsky and Marjorie Priceman return with 72 hilarious
short verses guaranteed to leave kids weak with laughter. There are poems
about food, school, sibling rivalry, and hungry beasts, plus a wonderful
potpourri of nonsense verse, tongue twisters, and limericks by nearly 40 of the
best contemporary poets for children, including Shel Silverstein, John Ciardi,
Mary Ann Hoberman, and of course, Prelutsky himself. Marjorie Priceman's
ebullient illustrations perfectly capture the sidesplitting humor of these
rollicking read-aloud--or read-alone--gems.

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User Review  - Charitas - LibraryThing

For Laughing Out Louder is filled tons of cute and funny poems. Every poem is different. Some are about animals, example, an elephant who stuck his feet in his nose, and some are about people, a girl ... Read full review

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User Review  - heather_hill - LibraryThing

This book is a collection of humorous poetry for great laughs! There is a wide variety of styles of poetry. Every child will be able to find a poem they like from this book. I loved this collection ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

For 30 years, Jack Prelutsky’s inventive poems have inspired legions of children to fall in love with poetry. His outrageously silly poems have tickled even the most stubborn funny bones, while his darker verses have spooked countless late-night readers. His award-winning books include Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, and The Beauty of the Beast.

While attending a Bronx, New York, grade school, Prelutsky took piano and voice lessons and was a regular in school shows. Surprisingly, Prelutsky developed a healthy dislike for poetry due to a teacher who “left me with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. I was told it was good for me, but I wasn

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