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Awful Ogre Running Wild
     

Awful Ogre Running Wild

by Jack Prelutsky, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
 

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A picnic with a lovely ogress, followed by bug hunts and crocodile wrestling . . .

A visit to Grandma, who serves her famous moldy bread and dried weasel . . .

A dip in the neighborhood pool with his precious pet piranha . . .

And . . . ogre yoga?

Awful Ogre is back, and awfully excited to share his action-packed summer with you!

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A picnic with a lovely ogress, followed by bug hunts and crocodile wrestling . . .

A visit to Grandma, who serves her famous moldy bread and dried weasel . . .

A dip in the neighborhood pool with his precious pet piranha . . .

And . . . ogre yoga?

Awful Ogre is back, and awfully excited to share his action-packed summer with you!

The mischievous Jack Prelutsky and Paul O. Zelinsky transport readers once again to a world that is irresistibly gross and awesomely awful, starring the endearing, unforgettable Awful Ogre!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Jack Prelutsky is the first formally-designated Poet Laureate for Children in the United States. His work is typified by a winsome rhyming scheme, delightful subject matter, and an ear for a laugh. In his latest work, Prelutsky maintains his good form and provides young children with a touching look at the life of an unusual character. Awful Ogre is a playful being who is thrilled that summer has finally arrived. For Awful Ogre, the coming of summer offers opportunities to get outside and swim, visit a favorite hotel, and climb an isolated mountain. Ogre also participates in a cooking contest, visits his ogre grandmother, and takes a trip to the zoo. Of course, Awful Ogre's ideas about fun are a bit out of the mainstream. Sharing a pond with his pet piranha while it lovingly nibbles on his toes, eating a late night goblin sandwich snack, or scaring the quills off of a porcupine are all part of a day's fun. Throughout this set of whimsical poems, youngsters will be entertained not only by Awful Ogre's actions but also by the rhythm of the poetry. Prelutsky uses a standard meter that helps children pick up on the musical nature of the poems. In addition, the beautiful and fetching illustrations crafted by Paul O. Zelinsky make this a wonderful book to share with preschoolers or primary grade children. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780066238661
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jack Prelutsky has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers The Wizard, Scranimals, and The New Kid on the Block. He is also the author of Be Glad Your Nose is on your Face, a collection of his most celebrated verses. He was named the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

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