Ride a Purple Pelicanby Jack Prelutsky, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
It is hard to believe that Cincinnati Patty, Justin Austin, Pennington Poe, and the little pink pig in Arkansas have not been chanted and sung about by children for generations. But it is not hard to believe that they Will be chanted and sung about for generations to come! Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams have created a nursery world, peopled with unforgettable
It is hard to believe that Cincinnati Patty, Justin Austin, Pennington Poe, and the little pink pig in Arkansas have not been chanted and sung about by children for generations. But it is not hard to believe that they Will be chanted and sung about for generations to come! Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams have created a nursery world, peopled with unforgettable characters. Come and meet your new friends. They will be old friends soon!
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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Ride a purple pelican,Ride a Purple Pelican. Copyright © by Jack Prelutsky. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
ride a silver stork,
ride them from Seattle
to the city of New York,
soar above the buildings,
bobble like a cork,
ride a purple pelican,
ride a silver stork.
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.
Garth Williams's classic illustrations for the Little House books caused Laura to remark that she "and her folks live again in these pictures." Garth Williams also illustrated Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books.
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I enjoyed reading this poetry book. It is very funny and it has full pages of colorfull pictures that shows the silliness of the poems. I learned with this book of poems about the rhyming words and I really would like to read more books by Jack Prelutsky. Poems are great !!! Highly recommended !!
Not quite two, but loves this book.
This was one of my daughter's favorite books when she was a young girl. The poems are clever and cute and the illustrations are colorful and beautiful. I always give this book as a gift for baby showers and birthdays for toddlers. Unfortunately, it is not usually stocked in the stores so you have to order it online or at the store so plan on that if you want to purchase this book.
when i was kid my mom used to read me this book it was by far one of my very favorite. i remember the illustrations were so amazing that one page where there two robin(birds) eating a peach on a boat; before we could start reading that page i would run down stairs and grab an apple for the two of us. its a book you must have.