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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: April 2007 ISBN: 9780061448935
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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.”

    Booklist

  • 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 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 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 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 Katterley | 1/17/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Rivera | 12/15/2013

    " This book is awesome I finished it in a hour.You dont want to put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 12/15/2013

    " Jack Prelutsky's poetry is as entertaining for adults as it is for children. He has very creative ideas and vivid descriptions. His poetry would work well with creative writing units as story starters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 11/26/2013

    " a good collection of poetry, very funny, very dramatic, and great to inspire kids. I think i will share the garden of instruments with my fellow music teachers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 11/13/2013

    " I was and still am a fan of Jack Prelutsky, I wanted all of his books when I was little and just could not get enough of his poems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 7/23/2013

    " Great collection of children poems. Jack Prelutsky's gift at turning the ordinary into the extraordinary is delightful. I tried to pick a favoriter but it is impossible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Record | 6/10/2013

    " Great book to use with children to teach about peotry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 3/2/2013

    " I read "Slow Sloth's Slow Song". Very cute! I like that as you read it, you can tell that it is sooooo...... slow! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 6/20/2012

    " It's a book full of fun poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/30/2012

    " This is my favorite kids poetry book! It cracks me up, especially Belinda Blue =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 1/28/2012

    " I have never read anything by Jack Prelutsky and I LOVE him! In my point of view he is better than Shel Silverstein. His poems have rich language with the punch line always catching a laugh at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Woodruff | 9/26/2011

    " This is my favorite collection of children's poems! They are incredibly clever as well as funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 9/23/2011

    " My preschoolers loved this book, particularly "A Turkey Shot out of the Oven." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. G | 8/10/2011

    " Fun poetry to teach rhyme scheme and poetic elements. Short poems and longer ones too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scarlet | 4/22/2010

    " Great poetry book. Can really be used for all ages to discuss poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/31/2009

    " These poems are cute and funny. They are also great vocabulary builders for kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Ricks | 12/22/2008

    " I loved, LOVED this book as a child. It was the one I always read during reading time in elementary school whenever it was available. His poems still impress me today. "I Wave Goodbye when Butter Flies" was awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbey Smith | 10/12/2008

    " I found several great poems to use for poetry work stations in this book. The illustrations go well with the pictures and this book is over a variety of topics. I love this book of poetry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MAP | 7/10/2008

    " A great collection of poems in the style of Shel Silverstein, but more lighthearted. Lots of humor, great drawings -- basically a great poetry book for children who aren't terribly into poetry. Many of these I can still remember and recite after 20+ years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina Smith | 2/22/2008

    " The poems were cute it's a good book to read if you just want to relax and kinda shut your brain off for a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/29/2007

    " Read them aloud to your children and laugh. Great poems for kids & great vocabulary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 7/13/2007

    " This poem book was full of crazy random poems that made you laugh. The endings were always bizarre and you never expected anything that came next. It was easy to read and very entertaining. I would recommend this book to anyone. "

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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.