Monday, March 8, 2010

Jack Prelutsky's Pizza, Pigs and Poetry

He is Children's Poem Laureate for good reason! His poems tickle my funny bones as well as my rhyme-loving brain. I honestly do not have nearly enough of his books! They are so fun to read over and over again, that they are truly useful to have around for more than just the funny pictures and fun stories. His works  are major word play inspiration and are a GREAT example of GREAT children's poetry!

Here is one Jack book that I do have and that I love a lot: Pizza, Pigs and Poetry is kind of a poetry primer plus  an inspiring read. Written for kids who are interested in getting started in writing poetry (so, of course, I had to buy it!) Jack shares several humorous anecdotes from his youth and how the stories inspired some of his poems.  He shares ideas for writing  exercises to get started. He explains some poem terminology. It's a great pick for a 9 - 12 year-old (my best guess) who enjoys creative writing and is interested in poetry... but, it's good for.. ahem... all ages! Can't go wrong with this book. Too fun!


roz said...

Oh yea, he is fabulous. Have you seen the pairing of him with Carin Berger, "The Umbrellaphant" ? Such interesting illustrations to go along with the fun poems.

Kathy Weller said...

Ooh I have that one too. And that is the extension of my Jack Prelutsky collection! I better get on it and collect more of his works! :)

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Hee.. love that cove! What an interesting book idea. Have to look it up :o)