Dragons Are Singing Tonightby Jack Prelutsky, Peter Sis
An "excellent collection....Prelutsky and Sis...bring to life so many sorts of dragons: the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate. There's a 'just right' quality to the verse that makes it a pleasure to read the words aloud. Their sounds fit together with seamless craftsmanship and their sense rewards
An "excellent collection....Prelutsky and Sis...bring to life so many sorts of dragons: the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate. There's a 'just right' quality to the verse that makes it a pleasure to read the words aloud. Their sounds fit together with seamless craftsmanship and their sense rewards listeners with humor, imagination, and occasional poignancy....Because it appeals on so many levels, this is one poetry book that won't siton the shelf for long."Booklist.
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- 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.00(d)
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- 4 - 8 Years
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I'M AN AMIABLE DRAGONI'm an amiable dragon,
And I have no wish to scare,
Do not tremble at my presence,
Do ignore my lethal stare,
Do not fret about the fire
I unleash into the air,
You are free to pass unchallenged--
But only if you dare!
The Dragons Are Singing Tonight. Copyright © by Jack Prelutsky. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
Meet 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.
Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.
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I loved this book so much when i was in elementary school. I still have two of the poems memorized all these years later. I'll be buying this for my own children now.
The pictures in this book are so charming and imaginative. The poems rhyme. My six year old loves to make up stories, and this book has lot of dragon-food for the imagination. Highly recommended for six and under.
I remember reading this book years ago, and i can still remember it clearly. I loved that book, but sadly don't own a copy. It was my school's copy. poor thing was torn and close to ruin. Wish i could have kept it, loved that book so much.