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Beneath a Blue Umbrella

Prelutsky, Jack

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ISBN 10: 0688064299 / ISBN 13: 9780688064297
Published by Greenwillow Books, New York, 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Stated First Edition, complete number line. Signed by Garth Williams (illustrator) along with date 1990 on title page. Tight binding, minimal wear to boards, corners and edges slightly worn. Interior is clean and bright with full page color illustrations. Ffep and title page have a small piece torn from the top corner. Is inscribed to previous owner on back of ffep. A collection of short humorous poems in which a hungry hippo raids a melon stand, a butterfly tickles a girl's nose, and children frolic in the Mardi Gras parade. 64 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 19073

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Title: Beneath a Blue Umbrella

Publisher: Greenwillow Books, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Williams, Garth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Edition: Stated First Edition

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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.


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)

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