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For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone [Hardcover]

By Jack Prelutsky (Author), Marjorie Priceman (Author) & Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)
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Item description for For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone by Jack Prelutsky & Marjorie Priceman...

Presents a collection of humorous poems by writers including Ellen Raskin, Karla Kuskin, Ogden Nash, and Arnold Lobel

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Illus. in full color. "These nonsense verses combine the domestic and the gross, deadpan and slapstick, with a lilting rhythm and satisfying rhyme. The poets are well-known contemporaries including Prelutsky, Silverstein, Kuskin, Lobel, Viorst, and many more. The design is ebullient. Start or end story hour with these verses, and kids will know reading's a pleasure."--(starred) "Booklist."

Citations And Professional Reviews
For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone by Jack Prelutsky & Marjorie Priceman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 693
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1992 page 42
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 386
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 317
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1991
  • Publishers Weekly - 04/26/1991
  • School Library Journal - 07/01/1991
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 448

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.1" Width: 8" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 20, 1991
Publisher   Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age  9-12
ISBN  0394821440  
ISBN13  9780394821443  

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More About Jack Prelutsky & Marjorie Priceman

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! JACK PRELUTSKY, long considered the unofficial poet laureate of elementary school kids, was officially names the nation s first Children s Poet Laureate in 2006. He has written more than forty books of verse, ranging from his big collectionsof more than one hundred verses each such as The New Kid on the Block and It s Raining Pigs and Noodles to his delightful picture book collections such as: Good Sports: Rhymes About Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Honor Book. In addition to The Random House Books of Poetry for Children, he has also compiled The 20th- Century Children s Poetry Treasury, The Beauty of the Beast, Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young, and eight other award-winning anthologies. He was born in the Bronx, has traveled to all fifty states to promote poetry, and now lives in Seattle with his wife, Carolyn.
ARNOLD LOBEL began his career in children s books in 1961 and illustrated over seventy books, some of which he also wrote. He received the Caldecott Medal for Fables in 1981 and a Caldecott Honor in 1971 for Frog and Toad Are Friends. It s sequel, Frog and Toad Together, was an 1973 Newberry Honor Book. His last major project before his death in 1987 was The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose (originally published as The Random House Book of Mother Goose). He is widely considered one of the greatest children s book illustrators of the twentieth century."

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

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Lovely book but...  Jun 5, 2005
I guess I'd better start by saying I really did like this book and my reservations are largely based on relevance to my kids' in their culture. The poems are very funny, but there are a lot of overtones that are very US American in the selection and that meant that my children (Kiwi kids) didn't enjoy this book as much as some other collections we have. Having said that I don't for a moment regret buying it or think that it contains inappropriate material. It is a collection we will continue to enjoy over the years to come, but I do prefer some of Jack Prelutsky's other poetry selections such as the "20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury" or "The Random House Book of Poetry for Children" which also contain some hilarious poems in their mix.
The best of the best  Apr 30, 2002
The only thing that may rival a book of poems by the master of children's poetry, Jack Prelutsky, is a collection of humorous poems selected by Jack Prelutsky. Not to give too much away, how can anyone resist a 2-page poem about collecting pancakes, or a limerick to do with dreaming about eating a shoe that turns out to be perfectly true? Not I. Without a doubt,this is a great collection of poems.
Completely inappropriate for children  Dec 27, 2000
While many of the poems are fine, some are morbid. For example, one talks about a boy swimming through the great lakes and drowning, and another talks about grandpa going down the drain and there now being one grandpa fewer. One talks about a dead father who has been haunting his son for 17 years. This book is completely inappropriate for cihldren.
I love this book  Aug 24, 2000
This is one of my all-time favorite children's books, and we have hundreds. I have bought at least 10 copies to give as children's gifts. I used this book in a 3rd grade library class to introduce the children to poetry. The poems are all funny and in good taste. A great read-aloud book. Both boys and girls begged to hear more poems and to take out poetry books by Jack Prelutsky.
good, but not written by JP  Jan 13, 2000
This is a very cute book with lively illustrations, but I was surprised when I received it that it was not written by Jack Prelutsky. The poems were selected by him, and they are enjoyable, but to me don't compare with his wonderful, zany poems that my children always want to hear. So, buyer beware- make sure these books are not "selected" by him or edited by Mr. Prelutsky if you want the real thing.

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