Jack Prelutsky has written more than thirty books of verse, edited several enormously popular anthologies (and been extensively anthologized himself), translated a number of books, and is always at work on the poems for at least three future books. He has lived in Boston, Albuquerque and Manhatten, but now lives in Seattle.
K-Gr 5-Jack Prelutsky has set to music and performs 28 of his poems from the book of the same title (Greenwillow, 2000). Humorous throughout, there's a rich variety of poetry and music. Some of the pieces are nonsensical, such as the title poem , which lists many ridiculous items it could rain. There are funny story poems such as "I Chased a Dragon Through the Woods," and thoughtful ones, such as "Plooters." (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
A Pizza the Size of the Sun "Prelutsky's robust appreciation of the absurd percolates througout this playful, kid-friendly verse, while Stevenson wrings a wealth of emotion and humour out of just a few dashes of ink." Publishers Weekly It's Raining Pigs and Noodles Prelutsky and Stevenson have cooked up another hilarious storm, so get out the umbrella -- and make it a big one! Amazon
The team behind The New Kid on the Block offers a bounteous volume of verse. In a starred review, PW said, The reigning czars of silliness are back. Hats off to these two glorious goofballs! Ages 5-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.