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Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems

Jack Prelutsky, Author, Jack Prelutsky, Read by
Jack Prelutsky, Author, Jack Prelutsky, Read by , performed by the author. HarperChildren's Audio $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-114046-4
Reviewed on: 01/08/2007
Release date: 09/01/2006
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Prelutsky fans are in for a treat with this collection that combines his latest book of poetry with two other favorite anthologies (Scranimals ; What a Day It Was at School! ) and features several original songs. Each poem spotlights an animal that shares characteristics of some inanimate object (i.e., the title character is an elephant with an umbrella for a trunk). Among the selections that Prelutsky has set to music are "The Ballpoint Penguins": "The ballpoint penguins black and white/ Do little else but write and write./ Although they've nothing much to say,/ They write and write it anyway." Prelutsky's confident reading conveys the witty, matter-of-fact silliness that is the hallmark of his work. His troubadour-like folk-style songs and musicianship on acoustic guitar are an entertaining bonus. Ages 4-up. (Oct. 2006)

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