The New Kid on the Block (Library Binding)

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By Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator)
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Prelutsky's poems are clever, fun, and the rhyme and rhythm make them accessible to young readers. I choose one of his poems each year for our school's "Poem in Your Pocket" day and share them with delighted students.

— Joci Kelleher, Principal of Crocker Highlands Elementary

Description


Open this book to any page to begin your exploration. Here are poems about things that you may never have thought about before. You'll be introduced to jellyfish stew, a bouncing mouse, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. You'll learn why you shouldn't argue with a shark, eat a dinosaur, or have an alligator for a pet. You'll meet the world's worst singer and the greatest video game player in history. You'll even find an invitation to a dragon's birthday party....Your friends are invited too.

Over 100 hilarious poems about strange creatures and people--from jellyfish stew to a bouncing mouse, and a boneless chicken. "The illustrations bring the frivolity to a fever pitch."--School Library Journal. Index.

About the Author


Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.



James Stevenson is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. His popular column, "Lost and Found New York," has appeared regularly in the newspaper since 2003. He was on the staff of The New Yorker for more than three decades; his work includes 2,000 cartoons and 80 covers, as well as reporting and fiction. He is also the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books. He lives in Connecticut.

Praise For…


“It’s the author’s joyous sense of the absurd that propels the reader from page to page.”
— Horn Book (starred review)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780688022723
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: August 20th, 1984
Pages: 160
Language: English