Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast

And Other Tasty Poems

by Jack Prelutsky

On Sale: 01/19/2021

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast

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Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast

And Other Tasty Poems

by Jack Prelutsky

illustrated by Ruth Chan

On Sale: 01/19/2021

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About the Book

A new collection from the celebrated first Young People’s Poet Laureate and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky, featuring more than one hundred original poems!

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast is guaranteed to make readers laugh, imagine, write, and dream.

From a lizard playing a mandolin (although not very well) to the surprised guest of honor (at a birthday party he threw for himself), there’s something for everyone in Jack Prelutsky’s Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast. Illustrator Ruth Chan’s lively and hilarious black-and-white art jumps off the page and illuminates a wide array of poetic forms, from haiku to concrete poems and everything in between.

This collection is full of the wit, humor, and imagination that has made Jack Prelutsky a household name and one of the most beloved poets for children. His poetry books for kids include such favorites as A Pizza the Size of the Sun and The New Kid on the Block.

Includes black-and-white line art on every page, plus an index.

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Critical Praise

“What do pandas who make stir-fry, a bike with no pedals, New Year’s resolutions, and perturbed vegetables have in common? Not much, but they sure are a hoot! . . . With steady rhymes and consistent meter, Prelutsky employs his characteristic wordplay, humor, and absurdism. . . . Chan’s grayscale cartoons . . . add wry amusement and often enhance the poems’ textual meanings. . . . A quick-witted delight.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The first U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate once again exhibits his knack for rhyme and giggles in this collection of over 100 new poems. With his signature silliness, Prelutsky imagines outlandish situations . . . Topping off the playfulness is delightful black-and-white spot art. A read-aloud-ready anthology.” - Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063019133
  • ISBN 10: 0063019132
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 01/19/2021
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)

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