Poetry Jack Prelutsky Beneath a Blue Umbrella

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Beneath a Blue Umbrella

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From the puppies in Philadelphia to the piglets in Wichita, west to the Great Salt Lake (where the big green frog lives), and south to the Mardi Gras celebration -- here are poems and pictures for everyone to love. Ride a Purple Pelican confirmed Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams's place in the hearts (and on the tongues) of young Americans. And Beneath a Blue Umbrella is a worthy successor. Here is a book for adults to share with children -- and for children to share with adults and with each other.

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The playful poet Jack Prelutsky takes young readers on a rhyming romp through the continental United States in Beneath a Blue Umbrella. Creating a whole new slew of nursery rhymes, Prelutsky writes, "Eleven yellow monkeys/in purple pantaloons/went to western Oregon/to play upon the dunes..." Heading eastward, Prelutsky picks goats for another verse: "Four fat goats upon a boat/sailed south from Newport News,/and there the four ate clothes galore,/they swallowed socks and shoes./They chewed on boots, on shirts, on suits,/they shared a sweater vest,/a dozen coats went down those goats/before they reached Key West." These rhymes are short and simple, presented in large type, so the youngest of readers will be able to follow along. Garth Williams, illustrator of Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and Bedtime for Frances, adds his expressive touch to Prelutsky's work. (Ages 2 to 6)

About the Author:

Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.



Garth Williams's classic illustrations for the Little House books caused Laura to remark that she "and her folks live again in these pictures." Garth Williams also illustrated Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books.

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