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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,788 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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Listen to these irresistible poems and learn about things that you may never have thought about before.

There’s jellyfish stew, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. Meet a wolf at the laundry, a monster in a swamp, and an alley cat with one life left. Visit Gussie’s Greasy Spoon and Bleezer’s Ice Cream Store. Hear about what happened when Dracula went to the blood bank, and enjoy the song of the gloopy Gloppers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Quirky, surprising, and always delightful, Prelutsky’s poems make us wish we’d grown up with his books in hand.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A fine prescription against the blues at anytime of year.”

    Horn Book

  • An ALA Notable Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 2/16/2014

    " "Bleezer's Ice Cream" is our favorite. We enjoy reading these silly poems. Poems must be previewed before reading to a young child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christina | 2/4/2014

    " I haven't read this book since I was a kid, but I remember loving it. I enjoy Prelutsky's poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia Lanter | 2/4/2014

    " A wonderful and funny introduction to poetry for children. Great for poetry shares and read-a-louds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by NancyJo Lambert | 1/18/2014

    " I am doing an author study slash poetry cafe and station exploration with the kids at my school for National Poetry month. This is one of the books I am using for this activity. I enjoy Jack Prelutsky's poems because they are easy to read and understand and also 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.