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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (574 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Prelutsky Narrator: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9780061448959
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I'm Miss Misinformation, it's my gratifying task to tell you all you need to know, you only need to ask. The seas are thick with elephants the skies are purple straw, you measure with an octopus, you hammer with a saw.

Rat for lunch! Rat for lunch! Yum! Delicious! Munch munch munch! One by one or by the bunch—Rat, oh rat, oh rat for lunch!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fast-paced and accessible collection that's loads of fun.”

    The New Yorker

  • “A delightful addition to poetry collections that will not stay on the shelf for long.”

    Booklist

  • “Perfect for reading aloud or alone, it will be reached for again and again by teachers, parents, kids, librarians, and anyone else who likes poems that make them chuckle. As a matter of fact, this book should be required reading for those out there who claim they don't like poetry.”

    Library Journal

  • “If a laugh is what’s needed, just hand over the keys and let these two drive.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Booklist Editors’ Choice

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 2/15/2014

    " I was encouraged to read this book when i saw Jack Prelutsky on an episode of Arthur (yeah i watch Arthur). The book allows you to get in touch with the kid inside of you, and the poems are incredibly straightforward and simple. But i think the simplicity and actual structure of poems makes it incredibly unique. There is a poem called "I Am Your Mirror Image" where you have to hold the text up to a mirror in order to decipher and read it. Another one of my favorites is "I'm Seeling Fad". This book is highly recommend and would be classified as and easy-read, yet still a good book just the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/14/2014

    " I think Prelutsky is the Shel Silverstein for my son's genreation. His poems are lively and charming and just the thing to introduce boys to poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Piper | 2/7/2014

    " I loved these stupid little poems when I was a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 2/3/2014

    " soooo cute!!!! this book is basically a collection of poems and comedic short stories that took me back to my kiddy days i truly enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/29/2014

    " Clever poetry. Varied styles. Great for the classroom! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany Baker | 1/26/2014

    " I absolutely loved this poetry book! Each poem was so unique and funny I couldn't stop reading them! Some of my favorites were poems that were structured different than a normal poem: "I Was Walking in a Circle," "Backwards Forwards Silly Rhyme," and "I am Your Mirror Image." Poems were written in circles, or the letters backwards, or reflected like you had to be looking in a mirror to read them. Overall, I just loved the fun nature of these poems. Definitely one I would share with my class! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Rippel | 1/16/2014

    " Probably one of my favorite books when I was a kid! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Clark | 1/14/2014

    " This is fun book of funky poems. Some are backward poems and some never seem to send. This book is a fun choice for students to read and learn how to make poetry fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M2 Emily | 1/13/2014

    " kool poems i guess.......haha "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 12/29/2013

    " I love Jack Prelutsky's poetry. The "If" poem is my favorite in this book because of the play on words, which would be a good lesson for cliches and word play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin H. | 12/28/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book to my students. Many of the poems are hysterical, some are just plain silly and the kids want me read them over and over again. This is a great book to introduce kids to poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Sevcik | 12/23/2013

    " Great for students to love to use humor in their writing. I would use this for students who might need poetry to be spun in a fun and inviting way. These are quick and fun and a very "kid friendly" way to approach poetry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/19/2013

    " A pizza the size of the sun has lots of poetry to read. I needed to read a portry book for La class.It has a lot of poems to read but it is fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alayna Bergmann | 11/16/2013

    " This book was a very easy read, and it had great poems in it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 9/27/2013

    " I loved this book! Jack Prelutsky's poems have an easy rhythm and rhyme scheme that make them fun and easy to read. Great sense of humor. I didn't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/25/2013

    " I loved this book. I think I like his poetry even better than Shel Silverstien's books. He is great with homonyms-- and his poems are really funny. My girls loved the poems! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 9/17/2013

    " this is a funny poem. I read it in 1st grade and i still love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NancyJo Lambert | 7/9/2013

    " I am doing an author study slash poetry cafe and station exploration with the kids at my school for National Poetry month. This is one of the books I am using for this activity. I enjoy Jack Prelutsky's poems because they are easy to read and understand and also fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MissInformation | 7/6/2013

    " Library folks really need to read "I'm Miss Missinformation." There are some creatively laid out poems in this book, and several big laughs. Kids had a blast with it. Read it out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kary | 6/7/2013

    " Cute book of humorous children's poems. It reminded me quite a bit of the class Shel Silverstein. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vona (: | 6/2/2013

    " This book is full of little poems and they are absolutely great to read! They are also really funny! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice Call | 4/12/2013

    " This book includes many differnt poems that range in difficulty. Many of the poems in the book are set up in very attractive ways that would engage students. If you have younger students in your class i would suggest reading the poems aloud due to the difficulty of some of the poems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/15/2013

    " Light-hearted, kid-friendly poem's by one of that set's favorite poets. The CD with the poems set to song magnify their appeal even more. A crowd-pleaser. gr. 1-4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Hardin | 1/4/2013

    " No one can go wroung with Jack Prelutsky poems. This is a recommended book for all ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahmed Fetouh | 8/12/2012

    " i read the comments so i think it would be great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia Jackson | 4/24/2012

    " These poems are so fun and would be a good break for students from acedimic books. This is really enjoyable for all ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 12/19/2011

    " This is my favorite collection of kids' poems by my favorite kids' poet. My students absolutely LOVE these poems and we do a lot of great lessons with them. Prelutsky has a lot of great collections of hysterical, creative, imaginative poetry. They are great for writing practice or just for fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny Marie | 10/14/2011

    " A great read aloud poetry book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥Apollo-s.Dark.Eden_. | 8/24/2011

    " this is like the perfect book of exaggeration!some poems are funny and some are down right disgusting!but still funny!:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Findsara467 | 7/9/2011

    " the worst poetry book ever if u have to read it all at one time. otherwise it is pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 5/12/2011

    " Prelutsky was the hot children's poet when I began to teach. I purchased a few of his books. I like his stuff, but am not in love with it. It's not as funny as funny as other poets for the children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 4/17/2011

    " No one can go wroung with Jack Prelutsky poems. This is a recommended book for all ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 catherine | 4/10/2011

    " Poetry.

    Another of my favorite poets. A great collection of humorous, fun poems that children want to read. I remember reading this specific collection all the time as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/8/2011

    " Prelutsky was the hot children's poet when I began to teach. I purchased a few of his books. I like his stuff, but am not in love with it. It's not as funny as funny as other poets for the children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 1/26/2011

    " soooo cute!!!! this book is basically a collection of poems and comedic short stories that took me back to my kiddy days i truly enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammi | 12/20/2010

    " Hilarious book of children's poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/17/2010

    " I loved this book! Jack Prelutsky's poems have an easy rhythm and rhyme scheme that make them fun and easy to read. Great sense of humor. I didn't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misha | 11/3/2010

    " great read-aloud. funny poetry! less mean than some of shel silverstein's stuff "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley | 10/16/2010

    " My favorite poems are I Did a Nutty Somersault, We Are Doddies, I was Walking In a Circle, Rollo, and Backwards Forwards Silly Rhyme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee | 10/2/2010

    " You know, just an average poetry book- but some of them were very funny! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William | 4/19/2010

    " some of the poemes are funny but i think it's mediocre. some where not funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becka | 3/15/2010

    " I love The Pizza the Size of the Sun!! It's awesome! I need to read more of Jack Prelustsky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 11/23/2009

    " Poetry
    This was a great book! It contains tons of silly, funny poems that kids love! "

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About the Author
Author Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky was the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate. He has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers Scranimals and The New Kid on the Block. He lives in Washington State.