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It's Raining 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.

The Gargoyle on the Roof

Illustrated 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.

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

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.

Monday's Troll

Illustrated 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

Illustrated 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

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

Illustrated by Peter Sis
These 17 deftly fashioned poems introduce young readers to these favorite mythical creatures. Each poem is accompanied by a gloriously imaginative illustration.
Scholastic, paperback, RSB22331-3, 40 pp., $3.95, all ages

Tyrannosaurus 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 Book
Scholastic, paperback, RSB42491-2, 32 pp., $3.95, ages 4–7

Something 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 4–7

It's Valentine's Day

Fourteen humorous 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 4–7

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