Friday, February 22, 2013

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Sheri Doyle.

For Poetry Friday -- "Be glad your nose is on your face and other poems: some of the best of Jack Prelutsky" with illustrations  by Brandon Dorman.

If you were going to have only one book by America's first Children's Poet Laureate this probably should be the one.  Prelutsky has collected over one hundred of his favorite poems from his other works and then generously added fifteen new verses written expressly for this volume.  In addition, he's included activities to enhance the experience of reading and sharing his work.

As always there is a wealth of clever wordplay and humor to be found in his poems with unexpected endings that will send readers back for a second, closer look at a verse that has surprised them.
Dorman's colorful artwork stands up to the challenge of sharing the page with Prelutsky's verses and celebrates the joyful words with clever visuals.

1 comment:

Sheri Doyle said...

Thanks for this recommendation, Janet.
How cool that the book comes with a CD and on it
"30 performances by the author"!

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