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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (295 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Prelutsky Narrator: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Here are more poems bursting to be listened to, chanted, laughed over, and remembered.

It would be hard to find a school-age kid who has not read or heard a Prelutsky poem and who does not want to hear another. He plays with the language and encourages listeners to revel in the game. Puns, jokes, wordplay and shape play, wit, silliness, slapstick, and joy abound. Some of the poems are about people, some are about animals. And some are about things that never were (and that one hopes never will be). Be warned: Listen to a poem once and you will love it. Listen to it several times and it will be part of you forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The reigning czars of silliness are back on the warpath, wreaking poetic havoc with yet another deliciously sly volume. Hats off to these two glorious goofballs!”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Unabated chaos that celebrates imagination.”


  • “The verse is fresh and catchy with sparkling wordplay and unexpected rhymes, and line drawings the humor with verve.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Sure to tickle readers young and old.”

    Horn Book 

  • Parents‘ Choice Gold Award
  • NAPPA Gold Award
  • IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • IRA/CBC Children's Choice
  • Parents' Choice Silver Honor

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Claire | 1/26/2014

    " Darren says this book is really funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 1/14/2014

    " These poems are easily accessible to children. The subjects of the poems are silly and funny, which will appeal to children. The poems also flow very well when read aloud which will add to the enjoyment for children. In addition, the poems rhyme, which aids in retention of the poems. These poems would be great to project or put up on a big piece of paper for choral reading. There are several poems that are written into interesting shapes (examples on pages 26, 64, 101, 116, 137). A good extension for this would be to have children write a poem of their own in a different shape. They can follow the pattern of this poem, using rhyming words, if they wish, or it could be free verse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by MissDziura | 1/11/2014

    " I have always been a fan of Jack Prelutsky's poetry and It's Raining Pigs & Noodles does not dissapoint. There are poems in here that are appropriate for readers aged 6-60. His poetry is all very humorous and light-hearted, and range from the traditional to the unique. My favorite poem, "I'm Ironing my Rhinoceros" is a delightful poem about a girl who wants to get her rhinoceros "smooth and sublime." One of the great features of Prelutsky's poetry is that he is not afraid to use some complex vocabulary interspersed within more simpler language as a way to expose readers to a wider bredth of vocabulary. I think as a language arts resource Prelutsky's poems can serve as excellent examples for students working on a poetry unit. I think that his poems open students up to being funny and creative in their work. I highly recommend all of Prelutsky's titles to be part of any language arts or elementary classroom library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by ❤Maura Styles❤ | 1/8/2014

    " This book was OK. It had pretty big vocabulary in it. "

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