Taking a swipe at stuffiness, this sly collection shows Prelutsky's robust appreciation of the absurd. Humour at its best from one of America's funniest poets.
At the farm's karate festival
the lambs and mules were tops.
The mules excelled at kicking,
but the lambs had better chops.
Over one hundred hilarious poems from a poet who has created a world where it rains pigs and noodles, hapless Peter turns into a parking meter, it's awkward being taller than the average giraffe and where you should watch out for something lurking deep in the refrigerator. You can meet an underdog who is overweight, dancing hippopotami, sniffing snutterwudds, the world's fastest turtle and Scottish pigs on stilts
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 FoundMore about Jack Prelutsky