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Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Other Poems

Prelutsky, Jack (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Other Poems
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A collection of sixteen humorous poems about such strange creatures as the stardine, slobster, and magpipe.
Authors: Prelutsky, Jack
Statement of Responsibility: by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Carin Berger
Title: Stardines swim high across the sky and other poems
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2012
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 35 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 30 cm.
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: A collection of sixteen humorous poems about such strange creatures as the stardine, slobster, and magpipe.
Subject Headings: Animals, Mythical Poetry Children's poetry, American
Topical Term: Animals, Mythical
Children's poetry, American
Additional Contributors: Berger, Carin
LCCN: 2011025993
ISBN: 9780062014641
0062014641
9780062014658
006201465X
Branch Call Number: J 811 Prelutsky
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Comment by: BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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Meet the Jollyfish, who are always happy, and the Panteaters, who have a hankering for tasty trousers. Unusual miniature dioramas of mishmashed creatures draw readers into a hilarious world of words and ideas

Meet the Jollyfish, who are always happy, and the Panteaters, who have a hankering for tasty trousers. Unusual miniature dioramas of mishmashed creatures draw readers into a hilarious world of words and ideas


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NYPL Staff Pick
Meet the Jollyfish, who are always happy, and the Panteaters, who have a hankering for tasty trousers. Unusual miniature dioramas of mishmashed creatures draw readers into a hilarious world of words and ideas

"In this beguiling collection from popular poet Jack Prelutsky, animals are combined with objects or attitudes to create outrageous new species, such as the shining Stardines, untidy Slobsters, splashy Fountain Lions, and wordy Bardvarks (who "think they're poets, and persist in writing rhyme.")." Kids' Books April 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/e46cb15a-8a5d-465f-8496-f1c49da127f1?postId=60b10445-518e-4eac-9e1b-fd8c286e2aca

Feb 02, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Jack Prelutsky is a staple. Folks my age still associate him with The New Kid On the Block. Kids these days have a lot more Prelutskyian choices to pick from. Berger, in contrast, is new and fresh and bright and shiny. Combine the old school rhymes and chimes of a Prelutsky with the crackling energy and visual wit of Berger and you’ve got yourself a heckuva team. Stardines may tread familiar ground once trod before, but its method of presentation is anything but overdone. Hand this one to the kid who moans to you that they “have” to read a book of poetry for school. Who knows? It may hook ‘em before they realize what’s what. One of a kind.

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Feb 02, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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Feb 02, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Forget everything you ever knew about animals. Not since On Beyond Zebra has the world seen a menagerie quite as wild as the one on display here. Step right up, folks, and take a gander at the rare and remarkable Fountain Lion. “The only lions no one dreads, / They all have fountains on their heads.” Delicious crustaceans more your speed? Then come and observe the rare Slobsters. “Their sense of decorum / Is woefully small. / Slobsters don’t have / Many manners at all.” Or for the kiddies, how about an adorable Planda? “They plan to learn to roller-skate, / To juggle, and to fence. / They plan to go to clown school / And cavort in circus tents.” With his customary clever verse, Jack Prelutsky invents sixteen imaginary animals of varying degrees of odd. Accompanying his rhymes is his old partner-in-crime Carin Berger, who has moved beyond mere collage and has gone so far to construct elaborate shadow boxes of each and every poem. The end result is impressive, hilarious, and one of the most original little poetry collections you’ll see in many a year.

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Feb 02, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“The SOBCAT is sad / As a feline can be / And spends its time crying / Continuously. / It has no real reason / To be so morose. / It’s simply its nature / To act lachrymose.”

Feb 02, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“BARDVARKS think they’re poets / And persist in writing rhyme. / Their words are uninspired / And a total waste of time . . . Undeterred, they keep on writing / And reciting every day. / That’s why BARDVARKS are a problem – / You can’t make them go away.”

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Feb 02, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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