Fairy tales, retold in poetry, are literally turned on their heads. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read them again, giving familiar tales a delicious new spin.
Celebrated author Lee Bennett Hopkins & award-winning illustrator Tomie de Paola have teamed up to celebrate the birth of our country with a bang! Words & pictures invite young readers to join the fun of picnics & fireworks as imagined by poets such as Aileen Fisher, Carl Sandburg, & Lucille Clifton.
Runny Babbit lent to wunch And heard the saitress way, "We have some lovely stabbit rew -- Our Special for today." From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic , Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature. Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. So if you say, "Let's bead a rook That's billy as can se," You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk, Just like mim and he.
By By Jack Prelutsky and Brandon Dorman (illustrator)
This magnificent treasury of more than one hundred of Jack Prelutsky's most celebrated verses, along with fifteen all new poems, is a tribute to his gifts to children's literature over the past forty years. J 811 Pr