Something Big Has Been Here

Something Big Has Been Here


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Something Big Has Been Here by Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson

Something big is right here!

It is this book of wonderful, funny new poems by lack Prelutsky. If you've read The New Kid on the Block, you have some idea of the treat ahead. And if you haven't, all you have to do is start reading!

Here are four vain and ancient tortoises, a rat of culture, Super Samson Simpson, a meat loaf that defies an ax, five flying hotdogs—and many, many more people, animals, and things that are destined to become part of the lives of everyone who loves to laugh. Say them, chant them, learn them by heart, or just read them—Jack Prelutsky's poems are incomparable.The long-awaited companion to The New Kid on the Block. "A wealth of funny new verse from a favorite poet. Prelutsky's comic muse is at its best here....Another winner."—Kirkus Reviews. "Prelutsky has done it again."—School Library Journal

Author Biography:

If you are twelve or under, you have probably read - and memorized - at least one poem by Jack Prelutsky. He has written more than thirty books of verse, edited several enormously popular anthologies (and been extensively anthologized himself), translated a number of books, and is always at work on the poems for at least three future books. He has lived in Boston, Albuquerque, and Manhattan, but he says he is now happily settled in the Seattle area. Among his most popular books are The New Kid on the Block, Something Big Has Been Here, The Dragons are Singing Tonight, and Monday's Troll.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061857751
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 153,212
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About 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.

James Stevenson is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. His popular column, "Lost and Found New York," has appeared regularly in the newspaper since 2003. He was on the staff of The New Yorker for more than three decades; his work includes 2,000 cartoons and 80 covers, as well as reporting and fiction. He is also the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books. He lives in Connecticut.

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We're Four Ferocious Tigers

We're four ferocious tigers,
at least, that's what we seem,
our claws are at the ready,
our sharp incisors gleam,
we're quite intimidating,
our stare will make you blink,
our roar will make you shiver,
at least, that's what we think.

We're four ferocious tigers,
at least, that's what we hear,
our ominous demeanor
will chill your atmosphere,
and yet you need not fear us,
don't scream and run away,
we only eat spaghetti,
at least, that's what we say.

My Neighbor's Dog Is Purple

My neighbor's dog is purple,
its eyes are large and green,
its tail is almost endless,
the longest I have seen.

My neighbor's dog is quiet,
it does not bark one bit,
but when my neighbor's dog is near,
I feel afraid of it.

My neighbor's dog looks nasty,
it has a wicked smile. . . .
before my neighbor painted it,
it was a crocodile.

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Something Big Has Been Here 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ive had this book since i was 10 years old. and now that im 18, i still enjoy reading this book of poems. its amazing that no matter how many times you read it, it will always put a smile on your face. It cracks me up all the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book you will see some funny short and long poems that will tickle your funny bone or make you giggle a little.
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Milka78 More than 1 year ago
My 7 yeras old just started showing intrest in poems and this book is amazing!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was fun but some poems weren't the best poems.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it has great poems my teacher reads it to my class evryone should read it!!!