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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (163 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Prelutsky Narrator: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, the master of silliness introduces oddly wonderful and uniquely skilled creatures who are combinations of animals and objects. You will meet the Ballpoint Penguins, the Clocktopus, the tearful Zipperpotamuses, a Spatuloon, and a Tubaloon!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Prelutsky fans are in for a treat with this collection.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “It’s a treat to hear the poet recite his own work.” 


  • “Prelutsky is one of the best word crafters in the business, and this collection does not disappoint.” 

    School Library Journal (starred review) 

  • “Like the scrambled animals and vegetables that populated Scranimals, the creatures featured in Prelutsky’s latest picture-book verse collection are a wildly imagined crew…Elementary teachers may want to borrow the book’s concept and use it, along with Scranimals, in poetry and art exercises that inspire new combinations of creatures.”


  • Washington State Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miranda | 2/15/2014

    " I loved this book! I read it to a 4 year old and a bunch of school-agers, and it was loved by all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/2/2014

    " I love all of Jack Prelutsky's poems. This book is one my favorites. Not only are the poems wonderful but the illustrator, Carin Berger, does a great job depicting the make-believe animals such as zipperpotamuses and alarmadillos. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jalynn | 1/28/2014

    " I really enjoyed the illustrations and I think my 4th graders would like the poems and maybe be able to think of some like them to write:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandee Mariner | 1/25/2014

    " This was so creative. I love how he turned animals into objects. I read the one on a linx. He was chain links. So creative! "

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