A Pizza The Size Of The Sun

A Pizza The Size Of The Sun

by Jack Prelutsky (Read by)
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A Pizza The Size Of The Sun by Jack Prelutsky

Children of all ages will adore these wonderfully playful rhymes from beloved poet Jack Prelutsky, performed by the author himself.

Brimming with a delightful cast of characters including Miss Misinformation, Dan the Invisible Man, and Gladiola Gloppe (and her Soup Shoppe), children won't be able to stop themselves from singing along!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807204214
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/1999
Series: Middle Grade Cassette Librariestm Ser.
Edition description: Unabridged, 1 hr.
Pages: 55
Product dimensions: 4.92(w) x 5.62(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

For 30 years, Jack Prelutsky’s inventive poems have inspired legions of children to fall in love with poetry. His outrageously silly poems have tickled even the most stubborn funny bones, while his darker verses have spooked countless late-night readers. His award-winning books include Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, and The Beauty of the Beast.

While attending a Bronx, New York, grade school, Prelutsky took piano and voice lessons and was a regular in school shows. Surprisingly, Prelutsky developed a healthy dislike for poetry due to a teacher who “left me with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. I was told it was good for me, but I wasn’t convinced.”

In his early twenties, Prelutsky spent six months drawing imaginary animals in ink and watercolor. One evening, he wrote two dozen short poetry verses to accompany each drawing. A friend encouraged him to show them to an editor, who loved his poems (although not his artwork!) and urged him to keep writing. Prelutsky listened and he is still busy writing.

Jack Prelutsky lives on Mercer Island in Washington with his wife, Carolynn.

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Pizza the Size of the Sun 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
rickjamesAK More than 1 year ago
A Pizza the Size of the Sun is a poetry book by Jack Prelutsky. I think that the book is very good because the pictures really catch your eye by not having that much illustration but it is really nice. I also like this book because his poems are real and have good lessons in them. He is different than other writers like Shel Silverstein because his poems and pictures tell you what the story is with out reading the poem and that's what I like. My favorite poem is "Please Remove Seal" because it is funny and it is true because the sticker that says please remove seal is really ambiguous because you don't know what to do remove the sticker or there is a real sea in the box, it really makes you think. Also when you first read the poem "Please Remove the Seal" you think it dumb but when you re-read it really makes sense. That poem is a thinker. Another poem that I like and I can make a connection to is the poem "My Brother's Really Stingy" because when my brother has silly bands and I ask him for one and he says you can have one, and it is broken it reminds of this poem "My Brother's Really Stingy" when the big brother asks for a lowly- pop then the little brother licks it and says now you can have it. That reminds me of my brother and me. Another poem that I can really relate to is "My Mother Makes Me Chicken" because almost every night for dinner we have chicken, grilled chicken, barbecue chicken, breaded chicken and all other chicken recipes. I really get sick of eating chicken, it is good one day but it gets over the top. Once when my mom was in Australia and she found chicken chips. I really don't like chicken. Jack Prelutsky is a great poem writer; I recommend this book to any one who wants a good laugh and a good poem book. You should get this book because his pictures are great and his poems are fantastic also they have a nice rhyming scheme and also he is one of the best poets out there. His poems are awesome and I can really relate to them, it is like the poem book of my life, the poems are also really ambiguous but I can understand them once you read them again. I think he is the best poet ever.
Nicole09 More than 1 year ago
I used to love Jack Prelutsky's poetry when I was little. I remember bringing it in for show and tell one day to read one of my favorite poems from this book and the teacher was so interested in it that she had us put on a play reciting the poetry. It was a lot of fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could only laugh when I read this hilarious book. It's fun to read! It's fun to have on a rainy day. If you read this you'll have fun, fun, fun. We all need fun in our lives. And every now and then we need to have a good laugh. So if you're having a bad day, and need some laughter, read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Calling attention to all comedians, poetry fanatics, and people experiencing major boredom! This book can help all those people. It also helps you pronunciate words correctly because some of the poems are tongue-twisters. I'll even read them out loud to myself because I know I'm learning how to speak better. This book really helped me mouthe better English. I'm sure it will help you the same way. What a marvelous book!!!
blue1718 More than 1 year ago
I think all of the poems in this book are funny. The best thing in the book is they showed you pictures so that you can get a better idea and imagine in your mind.I would recommend this book to people that like to be silly.I wish that every one could read this book and feel silly.That's my online review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a #1 and I loved it! I, being an 11 year old girl, have to tell all parents, children, and teachers this is a fanominal poetry book and I am certanly captivated by this outstanding book, I most completely think you will agree. I can't begin to express the joy I attained by reading this amazing book by J.Prelutsky. I recomened that anyone who reads this should go to their pubic or school library right away and check out,'A Pizza the size of the Sun.' Fanaly to all people reading this This is a great book, and let me be frank, I will charish and keep its inspirational poems close to my heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Review for ¿a Pizza the size of the Sun¿ Book by Jack Prelutsky Review by Ryan 5 pizzas Jack Prelutsky writes funny poems, sad poems and weird poems but I like them all because I can usually make a connection to all of his poems. That is something that makes me want to read a poem. Not what its about or whose in it but If it looks like something I can make a connection to I will read it. This is why I like to read Jack Prelutsky poem books. I like the poem called ¿Bugs Bugs¿ because it I like bugs and I have seen them in many different sizes, shapes and colors so I can relate to this poem. The poem I am going to present to the class I can relate to it seems crystal clear to me. I like the poem ¿Do Not Approach An Emu¿ because it is true so don¿t come close to an Emu because you never now when it will kick you. Some connections I have with the book are when I¿m at the zoo I never get to close to an Emu. The poem ¿ I think My Computers Crazy¿ I can relate to because some times my computer gets screwed up and it makes me mad. It takes a while to fix and sometimes it takes days till I can go back on again. My favorite poem is ¿ I WasWalkingIn A Circle¿. Its my favorite poem because because it repeats and it makes me laugh. It also is funny and is weird. This book overall I thought it was a great book for poems. It mad me laugh and I would tell other people to read this poem book by Jack Prelutsky because it is a great book. I would also tell them to read other books by Jack Prelutsky. The reason why I rated my book 5 pizzas is because it made me laugh and I actually liked to read it. This is why I rated this book 5 pizzas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful example of Prelutsky's works. He's written many others, and I have enjoyed them all. The New Kid On The Block is a humorous poem about a mean girl, and as in most of the other poems, you only find the funny part at the very end. The last 2 lines are like this: 'That new kid's really bad, I don't care for her at all.' Very humorous works, as always, by Jack Prelutsky.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These poems make me laugh so hard I fall of my seat.
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