Pigdon, Keith and Woolley, Marilyn.
New York: Mondo Publishing, 1997. A beautifully illustrated book giving lots of information about the life cycle of penguins and their habitats.
A Nonny Mouse Writes Again!
New York: Random House, Inc., 1993. A collection of 50 funny poems pertaining mostly to animals and what they what they do to humans. Colorful illustrations help to understand the meaning in the poems.
Awful Ogre's Awful Day
. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2001. Funny poems that center on a character named Awful Ogre. Children will love to spend a day with Awful Ogre as encounters all kinds of funny experiences including an elephant in a bathtub. Colorful illustrations help tobring the poetry to life.
A Pizza the Size of the Sun.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1994. The collection of poems is rich with descriptions and funny lines that will capture the attention of the reader. It includes a backwards poem, a poem that never ends, and scores of others that will be certain to make you smile. Exellent models to spark themes for writing - narratives and poetry.
Beneath a Blue Umbrella.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1990. Prelutsky's poems from various places around the country are surely to spark a social studies or science theme. For example, Rickety Pickety who rides a polar bear, combs his hair with an icicle, and finally carries his bear will certainly spark interest in a theme about bears.
Rhymes Around the Year: Dog Days.
New York: Dragonfly Books, 2001. A wonderful way for children to learn about the months of the year with a funny poems for each month along with colorful illustrations.
For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funny Bone.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, 1991. A collection of 132 funny poems that children will love. They will especially love the poem about homework and wonder who the men in white are that carry them away.
It's Raining Pigs and Noodles
. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, 1997 Over one hundred funny poems about people and animals and some things that will never happen. The children will love the wordplay and the shape play that is found throughout the book.
It's Snowing! It's Snowing!
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1984. A delightful poetry book about snowmen, ice skating, snowballs, etc. A beautiful poem about a snowman that will spark an interest for the young reader for writing their own snowman story or poem.
It's Valentine's Day.
New York: A Mulberry Paperback Book, 1983. Valentine's Day is a delightful day for young children. The funny poems of Prelutsky bring out a lot of feelings that the children experience on this special day.
Ride a Purple Pelican
. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1986.
As we climb abroad a purple pelican, we are taken to faraway places like Kalamazoo, Saskatoon, Honolulu, Nova Scotia, and the giant red woods of California. A great book with themes for social studies.
Something Big is Right Here!
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1990.
Funny Poems about animals and people. Children will be sure to enjoy meeting such characters as a rat of culture, Super Simpson, Captain Conniption, five flying hot dogs, and many more.
The Dragons are Singing Tonight.
New York: Greenwillow Books,1993. Children will meet dragons of all sorts - dragons in castles, dragons in bathtubs, dragons in computers, dragons in armor, etc. They will love to write about their own dragon.
The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 2002. A collection of 28 short poems that center around a geography theme covering 15 states and Canada.
The New Kid on the Block.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1984. Funny poems that children will be sure to love. One will meet jellyfish stew, a bouncing mouse, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. You'll also be glad that your nose is on your face and why you should never dine on dinosaurs.
The Sheriff of Rottenshot.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1982. A collection of funny poems by Jack Prelutsky where animals take on human traits and people do funny things that are not natural. Children will love Cecil Snedde who sneezes so many times that his head finally flies off.
The Snopp on the Sidewalk.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1976. Funny poems by Prelutsky about imaginary creatures such as Jabberwock, the Quangle Wangle, and the Wild Things. A collection that will be sure to spark a lot of fun themes for writing.