ACHUKA Book of the Day 20 Apr 2021
“Nonsense confidently delivered in lines that scan satisfyingly (“My dragon is mad at my ogre, / My ogre is mad at my gnome, / My gnome will not talk to my goblin. / It’s truly upsetting my home”), surrounded by Chan’s exuberantly cartooned black-and-white drawings.” Horn Book
“A quick-witted delight.” KIRKUS
A new collection from the celebrated first US Young People’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky, featuring more than one hundred poems.
Illustrator Ruth Chan’s lively and hilarious black-and-white art jumps off every page and illuminates a wide array of poetic forms, from haiku to concrete poems and everything in between.
Follow Ruth Chan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ohtruth/
Jack Prelutsky, now over 80 (the video below is from 10 years ago), is America’s favourite children’s poet. The UK poet who reminds me most of Prelutsky (in his ability to scan silly rhymes together) is the very underrated Colin West.