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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: February 2008 ISBN: 9780061629686
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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.”

    Booklist

  • “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 

  • IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice
  • Parents‘ Choice Gold Award
  • NAPPA Gold Award
  • 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 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 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 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 ❤Maura Styles❤ | 1/8/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myles | 1/4/2014

    " I liked it because it was really super funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adri | 1/3/2014

    " My kids and I liked this book. It is reminiscent of Shel Silverstein. Maybe not quite as good? Maybe that's just my nostalgic self talking? Anyway...very worth picking up for a good laugh with the kiddos! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/23/2013

    " Amazing as usual. Includes several concrete poems which are great for kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/7/2013

    " This is a collection of really cute, fun, and exciting poems for children to read. I think that every single child should have read a few poems by Prelutksky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becka | 10/4/2013

    " I love this book!!!!! Jack Prelutskt is awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 10/4/2013

    " hilarious poems and a great read aloud poetry book for kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 9/24/2013

    " A very fun, silly poet! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 7/9/2013

    " Funny funny -- one of our favorite bedtime reading books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyssa Owens | 2/2/2013

    " Jack Prelutsky is so funny! He creates some very good poetry that will give the children a good laugh. It might even help them to start writing poetry on their own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessi | 1/13/2013

    " I love most of Jack Prelutsky's poems...but the hard part is getting a book with most of his best in it! Some are just random things...but some are FUNNY! If I could have given this book three and a half stars, I would have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Taylor | 12/11/2012

    " Hilarious Poems!! Made me remember why poetry is fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micherac0 | 10/11/2012

    " A funny book of poems, ridiculously funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fenix Rose | 9/30/2012

    " it was sooo funny and fun to read out loud "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 9/19/2012

    " I read all of the poems in this book. I love the way the author "shapes" the poems to fit the meaning with the poems. There is a little in there for everyone. Anything from silly, to serious, ridiculous to hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Zemanek | 12/22/2011

    " Soooo much fun to read!!! My boys love the "burp" poem, and Never, Never Disagree! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Fontenot | 11/4/2011

    " Love this guys work. Love rhymes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 10/5/2011

    " Excellent book of children's poems. Fun for all. Great to read out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edy Gies | 8/16/2011

    " Great read aloud book! Logan and I greatly enjoyed reading this one together. Prelutsky is a master of words. It was as fun for me to read as it was fun for Logan to listen to. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kesha | 6/1/2011

    " In the same light as Shel Silverstein's famed children's poetry books. Young readers will get a kick out of the fun images built into the poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 5/16/2011

    " It's raining pigs and noodels was very unprticuler.Well you could say funny I laughed out loud!I was surprised on every page,he has wrote so many different books I just can't choice.I remember the time I read one of the poems and it was I'm strinking,I'm striking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myles | 3/12/2011

    " I liked it because it was really super funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy | 12/3/2010

    " Excellent book of children's poems. Fun for all. Great to read out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becka | 3/15/2010

    " I love this book!!!!! Jack Prelutskt is awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 2/24/2010

    " Soooo much fun to read!!! My boys love the "burp" poem, and Never, Never Disagree! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/30/2009

    " Amazing as usual. Includes several concrete poems which are great for kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 6/29/2009

    " A very fun, silly poet! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 5/12/2009

    " Darren says this book is really funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adri | 4/15/2009

    " My kids and I liked this book. It is reminiscent of Shel Silverstein. Maybe not quite as good? Maybe that's just my nostalgic self talking? Anyway...very worth picking up for a good laugh with the kiddos! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 3/3/2009

    " I read all of the poems in this book. I love the way the author "shapes" the poems to fit the meaning with the poems. There is a little in there for everyone. Anything from silly, to serious, ridiculous to hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyssa | 1/20/2009

    " Jack Prelutsky is so funny! He creates some very good poetry that will give the children a good laugh. It might even help them to start writing poetry on their own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessi | 9/8/2008

    " I love most of Jack Prelutsky's poems...but the hard part is getting a book with most of his best in it! Some are just random things...but some are FUNNY! If I could have given this book three and a half stars, I would have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimber | 4/14/2008

    " I really like Shel Silverstein but some of his topics are really dark - kidnapping, cannibalism, death, killing etc.

    Jack is just as funny and his topics aren't as dark.

    I know it's important to read poetry to my children and he makes it really fun (even for me) to do so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 3/5/2008

    " Hilarious Poems!! Made me remember why poetry is fun. "

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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.