The Butterfly Jar

The Butterfly Jar

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by Jeffrey Moss, Mandy Patinkin, Jane Curtin
     
 

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Jeff Moss, one of the original creators of Sesame Street, wrote many of the show's stories and songs, including the hit "Rubber Duckie." Collected here are eighty-nine of his poems, which humorously depict the trials and tribulations of everyday life. See more details below

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Jeff Moss, one of the original creators of Sesame Street, wrote many of the show's stories and songs, including the hit "Rubber Duckie." Collected here are eighty-nine of his poems, which humorously depict the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-6 --In the tradition of Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends (Harper, 1974) and Jack Prelutsky's New Kid on the Block (Greenwillow, 1984), Moss presents another slightly wacky, fun-to-read collection of original poems. Although the pen-and-ink illustrations and the stark white cover seem a little too closely styled after Silverstein's books, the 80-plus poems can stand on their own merit. Some are just a few lines (``If the moon were made of cheese/ I would reach into the sky/ for a late-night snacking sandwich/of ham and moon on rye''), while others stretch to two full pages. In most cases, Moss describes common childhood adventures and misadventures with a fresh slant. Demarest's cartoonlike sketches complement the verses and are subtly humorous. A book that should achieve quick popularity. --Barbara S. McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park, MD
From the Publisher
"[A]  fun-to-read collection....Moss describes common  childhood adventures and misadventures with a fresh  slant." — School Library Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553470925
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Edition description:
Abridged

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