The New Kid on the Block

by Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson

On Sale: 08/20/1984

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The New Kid on the Block

by Jack Prelutsky

illustrated by James Stevenson

On Sale: 08/20/1984

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ALA Notable Children's Book

Horn Book Fanfare

Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey)

About the Book

Open this book to any page to begin your exploration. Here are poems about things that you may never have thought about before. You'll be introduced to jellyfish stew, a bouncing mouse, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. You'll learn why you shouldn't argue with a shark, eat a dinosaur, or have an alligator for a pet. You'll meet the world's worst singer and the greatest video game player in history. You'll even find an invitation to a dragon's birthday party....Your friends are invited too.

Over 100 hilarious poems about strange creatures and people--from jellyfish stew to a bouncing mouse, and a boneless chicken. "The illustrations bring the frivolity to a fever pitch."--School Library Journal. Index.

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Critical Praise

“It’s the author’s joyous sense of the absurd that propels the reader from page to page.” - Horn Book (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688022716
  • ISBN 10: 0688022715
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 08/20/1984
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 10
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Games & Activities / Word Games
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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