In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden
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In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden

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by Jack Prelutsky, Petra Mathers
     
 

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So much to see! So much to do! Open this book, and you can . . . smell the tall flowers in Aunt Giraffe's garden, sip juice with a big blue goose, eat oodles of noodles with some poodles, chirp a cheery song with a little bluebird, fish in a frosty pond, and much, much more!

With Jack Prelutsky's twenty-eight hilarious poems and Petra Mathers's brilliant,

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So much to see! So much to do! Open this book, and you can . . . smell the tall flowers in Aunt Giraffe's garden, sip juice with a big blue goose, eat oodles of noodles with some poodles, chirp a cheery song with a little bluebird, fish in a frosty pond, and much, much more!

With Jack Prelutsky's twenty-eight hilarious poems and Petra Mathers's brilliant, beautiful paintings, this classic collection for the youngest child is filled to the brim with smiles and silliness.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
America's first Children's Poet Laureate has done it again. For years, Prelutsky has been creating poetry that delights both children and adults. Who has not been tickled by Scranimals, The Frog Wore Red Suspenders, or My Dog May Be a Genius? With his mastery of language, Prelutsky evokes humor and silliness that makes everyone giggle and laugh. Here, the opening poem acquaints us with Aunt Giraffe's especially tall garden flowers. This volume also provides poems set in many places throughout the United States. Readers encounter Ida ice fishing in Bemidji, Minnesota; Jolly Jane trapping lobsters in Maine; a seagull visiting Baltimore, Maryland; and children, after a May snowstorm in Billings, Montana, building a snowman wearing sunglasses. Yet another poem describes a Mexican man whose magical drawings of creatures come alive to do such nonsensical things as play a piccolo. Watercolor illustrations blend flawlessly with the word images to ensure that everyone will savor the book, whether they enjoy it as a storytime selection or as a read-alone experience. Consider this for the first purchase list. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780066238685
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/08/2007
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 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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In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MimiLaTree More than 1 year ago
My great niece loves her toy giraffe. This book presents the perfect story to settle her down for her nap. There are other animal stories vivid in color and imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The poems though sweet, did not engage the three year I was reading to at the time. I was somewhat dissappointed. I did like the illustrations and was able to interact with those. It was the title of the book that peaked my interest.