The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Jack PrelutskyThe Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Jack Prelutsky

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

byJack PrelutskyIllustratorArnold Lobel

Picture Books | September 12, 1983

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The most accessible and joyous introduction to the world of poetry!

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children offers both funny and illuminating poems for kids personally selected by the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky. Featuring a wealth of beloved classic poems from the past and modern glittering gems, every child who opens this treasury will finda world of surprises and delights which will instill a lifelong love of poetry. Featuring 572 unforgettable poems, and over 400 one-of-a-kind illustrations from the Caldecott-winning illustrator of the Frog and Toad series, Arnold Lobel, this collection is, quite simply, the perfect way to introduce children to the world of poetry.
JACK PRELUTSKY, long considered the unofficial poet laureate of elementary school kids, was officially names the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate in 2006. He has written more than forty books of verse, ranging from his big collectionsof more than one hundred verses each–such as The New Kid on the Block and It’s Raining Pigs and ...
Title:The Random House Book of Poetry for ChildrenFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:248 pages, 11.19 × 7.94 × 0.77 inPublished:September 12, 1983Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394850106

ISBN - 13:9780394850108

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent book for adults and children This book is a pure delight. I remember reading it as a child and loved every moment. This book is perfect for children at all levels. I am buying it as a Christmas present for my niece.
Date published: 2006-12-02

From Our Editors

Since initial publication in 1983, this vast anthology of poetry for children has enjoyed critical praise as a definitive collection that includes a broad spectrum of authors both North American and English. Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Gwendolyn Brooks and Shel Silverstein are among the lyrical voices selected by esteemed anthologist Jack Prelutsky for The Random House Book of Poetry for Children. Covering such broad and appealing topics as nature, animals, children, home and family, the editor and his collaborator, Caldecott Medallist and Frog and Toad series creator Arnold Lobel, employ a delicate touch in making poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to kids between the ages of five and 11. With more than 500 poems celebrating playground chants and nonsense rhymes, anonymous poems and lines that are scary, silly or even sad, your children will get an introduction to English-language poetry that will stay with them for life.