Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Youngby Jack Prelutsky, Chaffin, Jim Trelease, Marc Tolon Brown
A lively new jacket by Marc Brown puts a fresh face on one of the firstand widely considered the bestpoetry anthologies for preschoolers. "No one better recognizes the essence of the child-poetry connection than poet and anthologist Jack Prelutsky," writes Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, in his introduction to this child-friendly collection of more than 200 poems by well-known contemporary poets. Each poem in this 112 page book is "exuberantly illustrated," wrote The New York Times Book Review. With subjects ranging from waking up to going to bed and everything in between, here is "a joyous anthology that [is] bound to develop an appreciation for poetry at a very young age."School Library Journal
“Bound to develop an appreciation for poetry at a very young age.”—School Library Journal
“Parents will discover it is as much fun to read as it is for the little ones to hear.”—Chicago Tribune
“Marc Brown’s pictures of children and animals, each lovingly depicted, convey the universal childhood exuberance found in each rhyme.”—Boston Sunday Globe
A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
- Random House Children's Books
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- 9.01(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.48(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Jack Prelutsky was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New York City Public Schools and studied voice at the High School of Music and Art. He enrolled in Hunter College in Manhattan but left soon after "to become a beatnik". Jack has been a cab driver, a busboy, a photographer, a furniture mover, a potter, and a folk singer. He enjoys bicycling, playing racquetball, woodworking and cooking. He lives in Washington State with his wife Carolynn and a vast collection of poetry books and frogs in every shape, size, and form except living! There was a time when Jack couldn't stand poetry. In grade school he had a teacher who left him with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. He rediscovered poetry in his twenties, and he decided that he would write about things that kids really cared about, and that he would strive to make poetry delightful. He has been writing poetry for more than twenty years and has published more than three dozen books for children.
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This is the first book we read to our son, starting at about 4 months of age. We all loved it because there is a great variety and really cute rhymes that your child will memorize. We now give it as a shower or welcome baby gift. It's a keeper.
This book was my children's favorite book. They still remember the Goops and learning about table manners. I am buying this for our Granddaughter who is 8 months old. I am looking forward to reading this over and over to Sofia as I did with her Mommy and Uncle Jimmy. Cherie Luterzo- Frederick, Maryland Cherie Luterzo- Frederick, Maryland
My kids (ages 7 and 4) love this book. I strongly recommend it.