Poetry Friday is hosted today by Jama's AlphabetSoup.
For Poetry Friday -- "Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: and other poems by Jack Prelutsky with illustrations by Carin Berger.
Prelutsky's trademark humor stars again in this collection of poems about imaginary animals. Prelutsky pairs animals with inanimate objects to create unique creatures that include Alarmadillo, Clocktopus, Ballpoint Penguins, Lynx of Chain, and the Umbrellaphant whose trunk can blossom into an umbrella to shed the rain.
"The Ballpoint Penguins, black and white,
Do little else but write and write.
Although they've nothing much to say,
They write and write it anyway.
Prelutsky has plenty to say and Berger's collage art is a smart visual pairing with these whimsical verses.