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Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems [NOOK Book]

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Meet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who makes grasshopper pie(with hilarious results!) in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid.


Five poems celebrate the making of a very special pie, an upside-down boy, a sneezing elephant, an encounter with a monster, and an alien who lands in a ...

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Overview

Meet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who makes grasshopper pie(with hilarious results!) in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid.


Five poems celebrate the making of a very special pie, an upside-down boy, a sneezing elephant, an encounter with a monster, and an alien who lands in a bowl of chicken soup.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Although the rhythm is sometimes slightly off, the content of these poems is right on target for beginning readers, hitting the funny bones of young children. Rat has 18 poems based on school experiences-the cafeteria, homework, class picture, and the like. Grasshopper Pie consists of five silly poems including one that tells the perils of being near a sneezing elephant. The rhyming words will help emerging readers in decoding, as will the colorful illustrations. Children may need help with words such as "frightening," "photographer," and "caught," but on the whole they will be able to master the books and share them with their classmates. Fun additions to easy-reader collections.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101649565
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/9/2004
  • Series: Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 336,731
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 44 MB
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Meet the Author

D.J. Steinberg began writing children’s books in the midst of a flourishing career as an animation producer. His inspiration? The start of yet another career: fatherhood. Now with three sons to inspire him, he has five books currently being published by Grosset & Dunlap (Penguin Group).

In his debut, Grasshopper Pie and Other Poemsmeet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who sets grasshoppers loose in Grandma‚s kitchen in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid. The Monster Mall features the likes of Frankenfood, the Werebaby, and Henry the Hungry Skeleton in a silly selection of spooky tales. Club Pet continues this funny poetry series with illustrator Adrian Sinnott.

D.J. is best known for his work as an artist, producer, and production executive on classic animated films such as An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Cats Don’t Dance, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, and Home on the Range. He is currently a producer on Disney's newest production, A Day With Wilbur Robinson.

Raised in Chicago, D.J. attended film school at Northwestern University before heading west. Nowadays, he can be seen performing live storytelling events at libraries, schools and shopping malls in the Los Angeles area, where he lives with his wife, Nily, and three favorite muses, Daniel, Micah and Noah.

For more information please visit: www.djsteinberg.com

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Table of Contents

Grasshopper Pie 6
The Legend of Billy Ray Brown 16
Louise's Sneezes 26
The Tickle Monster 36
An Alien in My Soup 42
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2004

    Grasshoppers for Life!!

    This book is great for young kids who like poetry and LOVE wonderful, detailed illustrations. I read this to my five-year old niece who really had fun looking for the grasshopper hidden on every page. Adrian Sinnott is an extremely talented artist and knows just how to put a smile on a kid's face!! :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2004

    Fantastic Art

    I found the artwork in this book so beautiful and attractive to children. In my opinion, the artwork shows movement and humour beyond anything I've seen before. The art is most definitely the best aspect of the book! Perfect for children of all ages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2004

    Watch Out Shel Silverstein

    The book was magic. My children really love the poems, especially Grasshopper Pie and Tickle Monster. I hope to see more work by Mr. Steinberg.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2004

    A Fun, Whimsical Book

    Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems is a collection of whimsical stories by David Steinberg. Brought to life by cartoonist Adrian Sinnott, the tales and illustrations will captivate children and parents alike. My two daughters loved the Grasshopper chronicles-- from the title story to a tale about an upside-down boy and an 'Alien in My Soup.' My oldest daughter, age 7, found the cover illustration fun to study, with grasshoppers playfully swimming in the kitchen sink, lounging in the silverware drawer, munching on a blueberry pie, etc. Anyone who has children knows that children love looking at the details of any given drawing and spotting the various activities depicted that the artist brings to life (there's a sort of 'Where's Waldo?' quality to the cover). As my oldest daughter said, 'The drawings are cool and the stories are funny.' Thankfully, Grasshopper Pie does not have any politically correct adult moralizing, and instead emphasizes children's imaginations. I recommend Grasshopper Pie for children ages 5 to 8, and for adults who wish to revisit the way they once thought when they were young.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2004

    A New Dr. Seuss?

    Great for children. My kids asked me to read it several times and acted out some of the characters. It reminded us of early Dr. Seuss.

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