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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (417 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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As soon as Fred gets out of bed, his underwear goes on his head. His mother laughs, "Don't put it there, a head's no place for underwear!" But near his ears, above his brains, is where Fred's underwear remains.

I am digging a hole in the ceiling in order to gaze at the sky, I began at the end of September, I intend to be done by July.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “His rhymes are infectious, his verses ineradicable.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Undeniably a winner with children.”


  • From the intriguing title poem to the final verse…Prelutsky has done it again with childwise sparkling wit.”

    Library Journal

  • The recitation of Jack Prelutsky, the nations' first Children's Poet Laureate, is crisp and paced for appreciation. Whether humorous or more serious, his sentiment for the characters of his poems is heartfelt.”

    AudioFile magazine

  • AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nakelle | 2/20/2014

    " This book is just a collection of poems but they are all extremely fun and delightful. I really enjoyed reading through nearly all of them and enjoyed the fact that they all had a differen twist and idea to each one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chelsea | 2/6/2014

    " This book is a wonderful collection of poems by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by James Stevenson. There is about 100 poems in this book, most of which are short and entertaining to read. The poems are about topics that children are typically interested in such as animals. There are also a lot of poems that children would be able to relate to. For example, "I'm Tired of Being Little" is about a boy who wishes he was bigger and "They Tell Me I'm Peculiar" which is about a boy whose family thought he was odd. Most of the poems are silly and written with humor. I particularly liked "Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens" and "I am a Ghost Who's Lost His Boo." I thought that one would be fun to read around Halloween. This book can be used for grades K through 3 I would say, although I think it would be enjoyed by all ages. Most poems are short and easy to understand. Some of the poems include words that may be difficult for younger readers to read on their own but would also be a great read aloud. I would use this book when learning about poetry and have students write their own poems using similar style and technique. The illustrations are all done in black and white but still very visually appealing and helps to make the poem more understandable as well as entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tyron | 1/31/2014

    " it's a funny book LOL!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katterley | 1/17/2014

    " I love his poetry, and so do the kiddos! "

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