Illus. in full color. In this exuberant sequel to Poems of A. Nonny Mouse, Ms. Mouse has again enlisted the assistance of Jack Prelutsky to help her reclaim poems previously attributed to "Anonymous." Here are 52 more of her easiest-to-memorize poems--the kind kids love to say over and over again--plus four of Jack's very own. "There's something here for every taste--all enlivened by Marjorie Priceman's fluid, inviting watercolors."--(starred) Horn Book.
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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’t convinced.”
In his early twenties, Prelutsky spent six months drawing imaginary animals in ink and watercolor. One evening, he wrote two dozen short poetry verses to accompany each drawing. A friend encouraged him to show them to an editor, who loved his poems (although not his artwork!) and urged him to keep writing. Prelutsky listened and he is still busy writing.
Jack Prelutsky lives on Mercer Island in Washington with his wife, Carolynn.
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Fans of Poems of A. Nonny Mouse will rejoice in this effervescent sequel containing more than 50 wittily illustrated short verses. In an introductory letter, Ms. Mouse acknowledges that since the successful publication of her first volume, she's "been able to afford the occasional wedge of imported cheese" and "put away something for her old age." Along with traditional offerings, tongue twisters, limericks and four unlabeled poems by Prelutsky--identified as the editor of Ms. Mouse's scribblings--the book includes the familiar poem about infamous "Ooey Gooey," the worm who ends up squashed on a railroad track, and a subversive rendition of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" that concludes with "Throw your teacher overboard / And listen to her scream." Priceman's watercolors, like those she executed in Prelutsky's For Laughing Out Loud , are frolicsome and frisky, mischievously expressive. Bird-beaked sunflowers fly through clouds, clothes are draped on a moose's antlers, and the green "three-toed tree toad" spurns a beribboned two-toed tree-toad shown bearing a valentine and flowers. Ms. Mouse, on the jacket depicted riding a cat with cowlike markings over a crescent moon, can be located in similarly larky poses at each turn of the page. Ages 4-10.
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