Friday, December 2, 2011

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Carol's Corner.

My selection is "Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face and Other Poems: some of the best of Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Brandon Dorman.

Here is a collection of over one hundred poems, including fifteen new works created for this book, by the first U.S. Children's Poet Laureate.  Tongue-twisters and clever word-play abound in these thoughtful and silly verses.  Tigers eat spaghetti, at least that's what they say.  Elephants, cows, monkeys, cats, and dogs share pages with the Clocktopus, a Sleek Bananaconda and the Detested Radishark.

Dorman's vibrant illustrations provide another layer of whimsy and charm and meld perfectly with the lively language.

The book includes fifteen activities, games, and puzzles, performances by the author and an index of first lines.

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