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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!

In What a Day It Was at School! there are poems about homework (oh dear!), music, a field trip (hooray!), science, spelling (gasp!), gym, and a noisy mistake (oops!). What a funny, outrageous, exciting, incredible, silly, extraordinary day it was at school!

In Scranimals, you will find the fragrant Rhinocerose and the cunning Broccolions, and, if you are very, very quiet, you'll spot the gentle, shy Pandaffodil. So put on your pith helmet and join Jack Prelutsky for an adventure you will never forget!

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  • “Prelutsky fans are in for a treat with this collection that combines his latest book of poetry with two other favorite anthologies (Scranimals; What a Day It Was at School!)…Prelutsky’s confident reading conveys the witty, matter-of-fact silliness that is the hallmark of his work. His troubadour-like folk-style songs and musicianship on acoustic guitar are an entertaining bonus.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The first Children’s Poet Laureate for the United States reads and sings from three of his poetry collections…The images—from ‘pop-up toadsters’ to ‘solitary spatuloons’—linger in the listener’s ear.”


  • “Prelutsky is one of the best word crafters in the business, and this collection does not disappoint…This is definitely a do not miss poetry pick.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The creatures featured in Prelutsky’s latest picture-book verse collection are a wildly imagined crew.”


  • AudioFile Earphones Award winner
  • Winner of the Washington State Book Award
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