Pigs & Noodles
Here are more
than 100 poems bursting with the rhythm, rhyme, and the extraordinary
use of language that Jack Prelutsky's millions of fans have come
to expect. These are poems to be read aloud, to share with a friend,
and to make you laugh and laugh.
Greenwillow, hardcover, 0-06-029194-X (trade) 0-06-029195-8 (library),
$17.95, ages 5 and up.
on the Roof
by Peter Sis
Young fans will devour these seventeen new poems. And whether they
prefer gargoyles, griffins, or gremlins, this one-of-a-kind collection
of poetry and ingeniously eerie paintings provides something for
everyone to chant out loud, memorize and shiver over!
Greenwillow, hardcover, 0-688-09643-3, $16.00, ages 4 to 8.
Written by Dr.
Seuss and Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Lane Smith
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! is a joyous ode to individuality.
The story stars an unsinkable teacher named Miss Bonkers and quirky
little Diffendoofer School, which must prove it has taught its students
how to think.
by Peter Sis
This delightful collection conjures up a world of wonder, filled
with trolls, wizards, ogres, witches, goblins, and a solitary yeti.
Young readers will be enthralled by Monday's Troll and will
find that they have learned the poems by heart without even trying.
Greenwillow, hardcover, 0-688-14373-3, $15.93, ages 5 and up
A Pizza the
Size of the Sun
by James Stevenson
This wondrously rich, varied, clever and always funny
collection of poems is destined to become a favorite. There is a
priceless cast of zanies, among them Miss Misinformation, Swami
Gourami, Gladiola Gloppe (and her Soup Shoppe), and a host of other
oddballs and characters. A backwards poem, a poem that never ends,
and many others are sure to amuse, absorb, and delight. Readers
of all ages won't be able to stop smiling or reading!
Greenwillow, hardcover, 0-6881-3235-9, $18.00, ages 5 and up
Are Singing Tonight
by Peter Sis
These 17 deftly fashioned poems introduce young readers to these
favorite mythical creatures. Each poem is accompanied by a gloriously
Scholastic, paperback, RSB22331-3, 40 pp., $3.95, all ages
Was a Beast: Dinosaur Poems
A body of poems
that celebrates 14 dinosaurs in witty rhyming verse and eye-catching
pictures. "Readable, quotable, and unforgettable." Horn
Scholastic, paperback, RSB42491-2, 32 pp., $3.95, ages 47
Big Has Been Here
More funny verse
from a favorite poet. "From the intriguing title poem to the final
verse, ?We're Fearless Flying Hotdogs,' Prelutsky has done it again
with childwise sparkling wit. . . A winner for individual or group
reading." School Library Journal
Scholastic, paperback, RSB45509-5, 160 pp., $4.95, all ages
The New Kid
on the Block
More than 100
illustrated poems, profusely illustrated, about such strange creatures
and people as the Gloopy Gloopers and Baloney Belly Billy.
Scholastic, paperback, RSB40836-4, $3.95, ages 47
poems cover common childhood experiences on Valentine's Day, from
how hard it is not to eat a chocolate gift to friendships between
youngsters with funny nicknames.
Scholastic, paperback, RSB41536-0, 48 pp., $2.50, ages 47
any of these books, call 1-800-SCHOLASTIC between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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