A vast array of poems old and new joyously celebrates each special day of the year, telling of New Year's resolutions, Valentine's Day love, Easter parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and more. Featuring verse from favorites like Walt Whitman, Jack Prelutsky, and Langston Hughes and poetic lyrics from the likes of Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein, plus heartfelt introductions by Julie Andrews describing favorite family holiday moments, this is the perfect collection for families to share together.
It would be hard to find a school-age kid who has not read or heard a Prelutsky poem and who does not want to hear another. He plays with the language and encourages listeners to revel in the game. Puns, jokes, wordplay and shape play, wit, silliness, slapstick, and joy abound.
"I'm Miss Misinformation, it's my gratifying task to tell you all you need to know; you only need to ask. The seas are thick with elephants, the skies are purple straw, you measure with an octopus, you hammer with a saw. Rat for lunch! Rat for lunch! Yum! Delicious! Munch munch munch! One by one or by the bunch! Rat, oh rat, oh rat for lunch!"
"Sillier every time."
"As soon as Fred gets out of bed, his underwear goes on his head. His mother laughs, 'Don't put it there, a head's no place for underwear!' But near his ears, above his brains, is where Fred's underwear remains."
"Something Great Has Been Heard Here"
Jack Prelutsky is the undisputed master of hilarious verse for the youngest child. Here are poems about people and animals, set in such far-flung places as Minot, Minneapolis, Tuscaloosa, Tucumcari, and the Grand Canyon. Impossible to listen to only once (and memorized by the third listen), these exuberant poems are brought to fanciful life in song and music sure to be loved by children from Miami to Seattle.
Listen to these irresistible poems and learn about things that you may never have thought about before. There's jellyfish stew, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. Meet a wolf at the laundry, a monster in a swamp, and an alley cat with one life left. Visit Gussie's Greasy Spoon and Bleezer's Ice Cream Store. Hear about what happened when Dracula went to the blood bank, and enjoy the song of the gloopy Gloppers.
"Fun for all ages."
An anthology of 13 monster tales features writings by Jack Prelutsky, Jane Yolen, Patrick Bone, Joe R. Lansdale, and others. By the author of My Teacher Is an Alien.
In Scranimals, you will find the fragrant Rhinocerose and the cunning Broccolions, and, if you are very, very quiet, you'll spot the gentle, shy Pandaffodil. So put on your pith helmet and join Jack Prelutsky for an adventure you will never forget!
"Great book, terrible narration."
The poet, author, and indomitable naturalist Jack Prelutsky, having returned safely from far-flung places with an extensive collection of unique creatures that are a blending of the animate and inanimate, has worked in close collaboration with the fine artist Carin Berger, who herself conducted considerable field operations in preparing Mr. Prelutsky's specimens for exhibition and publication.
So much to see! So much to do! Listen to this audiobook and...meet people and animals in such far-flung places as Minot, Minneapolis, Tuscaloosa, Tucumcari, and the Grand Canyon...Smell the tall flowers in Aunt Giraffe's garden, sip juice with a big blue goose, eat oodles of noodles with some poodles, and much, much more!
The "reigning czar of silliness" (Publishers Weekly) once again brings listeners an irresistible collection of poems that will have tongues twisting, imaginations soaring, and sides aching with laughter. The result is genius, indeed.