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A Pizza the Size of the Sun [Hardcover]

By Jack Prelutsky (Author) & James Stevenson (Illustrator)
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Item description for A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky & James Stevenson...

A collection of humorous poetry on a variety of topics

Publishers Description

Jack Prelutsky is widely acknowledged as the poet laureate of the younger generation. (And many people would happily see him crowned with no age qualification.) The New Kid on the Block and Something Big Has Been Here are household words wherever there are kids.

Here is another wondrously rich, varied, clever - and always funny - collection. Meet Miss Misinformation, Swami Gourami, and Gladiola Gloppe (and her Soup Shoppe), and delight in a backwards poem, a poem that ever ends, and scores of others that will be changed, read, and loved by readers of every age. The Prelutsky-Stevenson duo is irresistible. Whether you begin at the beginning or just open the book at random, you won't stop smiling.

Citations And Professional Reviews
A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky & James Stevenson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 680
  • Publishers Weekly - 06/24/1996 page 61
  • School Library Journal - 09/01/1996 page 219
  • Booklist - 09/15/1996 page 241
  • SLJ's Best Books - 12/01/1996 page 31
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1996 page 153
  • Booklist Ed Choice Youth - 01/01/1997 page 766
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 07/15/1996 page 1054
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1997 page 46
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 309
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 436

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Greenwillow Books
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 7.5" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 16, 1996
Publisher   Greenwillow
Age  5-10
ISBN  0688132359  
ISBN13  9780688132354  
UPC  046594017994  

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More About Jack Prelutsky & James Stevenson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.
Meilo So's first collaboration with Jack Prelutsky was the ALA Notable Book The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom, of which The New York Times Book Review wrote: "Meilo So does enchantingly unreal paintings: whimsical watercolors made with a wet-on-wet technique that preserves the spontaneity of her hand gestures. In very few brush strokes, she captures the essence of organisms from stallions to sea horses. Yet the images themselves are abstract, almost calligraphic pictograms." Her most recent book is Tasty Baby Belly Buttons by Judy Sierra. Meilo So was born in Hong Kong and now lives in England with her husband, who is also an artist.

Jack Prelutsky currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington. Jack Prelutsky was born in 1940.

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2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry > Humorous
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Pizza the Size of the Sun?

Pizza the size of the sun  Jan 5, 2008
Love, love, love this poetry book. My daughter (age 7) couldn't put it down. She recieved it Christmas Eve and finished it the same night.
I really like Jack Prelutsky  Dec 26, 2007
Although I returned this book for quality reasons, I have owned a copy for a long time. The book is very fun and I love how there is some advanced vocabulary. It is a great way to introduce new words in a very fun way! It's hardly like learning at all, but that's what happens. The poems are a lot of fun!

I purchased the book with the intention of giving it to a three year old. Some of the poems do include sarcasm and/or negativity that I wouldnt read to her just because she wouldnt yet understand that it was a joke. But most of them are perfectly suitable for very young children.

I highly recommend this book, and use your own judgement to decide whether each poem is appropriate for the age child you are reading it to.
For All Ages  Apr 11, 2007
A Pizza the Size of the Sun was by far my favorite book of poetry when I was a child. I memorized "I'm Usually a Speedy Horse" for an audition for a play once. Recently, I saw this book in a store and immediately snatched it up (along with an "It's Raining Pigs and Noodles" umbrella). Reading through it again, I found that the poems aren't just for children. Granted the themes maybe be childish, the language itself is more sophisticated. Some poems are very adult (not in an obscene way, of course) such as "I'm Drifting Through Negative Space" and "When I Am Full of Silence." I adore this book once again and I recommend it for all. Five stars, six if I could!
A Pizza as Large as the Sun - terrific for my granddaughter  Jan 10, 2006
I gave this book to my granddaughter who is nine and loves to read. When she opened the Christmas present, she sat right down and started to read. She shared some poems with me. They express a different way of looking at a regular thing in a funny way. Days later, she was still glued to the book. It definately kept her interest.
Bravo to Jack Prelutsky  Aug 29, 2005
This is a fine poetry book brimming with kid-friendly verses. This is one of my favorite poetry books for children, along with Brian P. Cleary's RAINBOW SOUP; ADVENTURES IN POETRY and the late Shel Silverstein's WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS and A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC.

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