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For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone

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Illus. in full color. "These nonsense verses combine the domestic and the gross, deadpan and slapstick, with a lilting rhythm and satisfying rhyme. The poets are well-known contemporaries including Prelutsky, Silverstein, Kuskin, Lobel, Viorst, and many more. The design is ebullient. Start or end story hour with these verses, and kids will know reading's a pleasure."--(sta ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 20th 1991 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Prelutsky, Jack; Pricemen, Marjorie, For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone, Alfred A. Knopf, 1991, children’s poetry, age: 4 – 9, lexile: n/a, rating: 4

This is a collection of 132 poems selected by Jack Prelutsky, written by a variety of authors, ranging from animals, food, and family. The poems each have humor and will be relatable to children and the experiences they are going through.

I rate this 4. After reading Bills Martin Jr’s collection of poems and seeing how it’s laid ou
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This books contains a collection of 132 humorous poems by various writers including Odgen Nosh, Karla Kuskin, Ellen Raskin, Arnold Lobel, John Ciardi, Myra Cohn Livingston, Eve Mariam, Lillian Moore, X.J. Kennedy, Judith Viorst, and Jack Prelutsky himself. The poems cover such topics as animals, food, school, different people, tricks, and anything else that could make you laugh.

I truly enjoyed flipping through this collection – the poems really do make you laugh out loud! My students enjoyed the
Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook
This is a collection of humorous poems, some better than others, by different poets. Mr. Prelutsky's are some of the better ones as well as well as the Shel Silverstein and the Jane Yolen ones.

Some have good bones and when I read this with my son Sasha on Christmas morn we agreed that it would be fun to do our own variations on them.

The Garbage Delight had a fun rhythm to it. I have been working on two poems of my own one about recycling garbage and the other one about kitchen gadgets that have
For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle your Funny Bone by Jack Prelutcky was very good. It was just poems. But not only poems - they were hilarious! Well I wouldn't say that for all of them because it seemed like some of them were trying to be funny but they weren't. Honestly I don't usually have a favorite poem in a book just like in this one. I would recomend this book to people who like or sort of like poetry and like laughing out loud while reading!
Catherine Johnson
I love the title of this poetry book. It says what it is but also has a second meaning which reflects on all the poems with double-entendres. For crying out loud just read it yourself ;)
Another compilation put together by Jack Prelutsky, this one leans towards nursery rhymes and is chock full of delicious poetry, most of it in rhyme.

Some very famous writers are here within the pages
If I sit down with cup of tea I shall be here for ages
Sarah Romero
We're at the library, and the little guy made a special request for this fun book of poems! He loves "The Bluffalo"... It literally gets him laughing out loud.
Oct 23, 2008 Cynthia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like silly poems
Shelves: poetry
Since I teach second grade, funny poems are essential. Jack Prelutsky edited this anthology, which includes work by noted children's poets (Karla Kuskin, Judith VIorst,John Ciardi, X.J. Kennedy, etc.).

One hilarious poem after another. My personal favorite is the last one, by Dorothy Aldis, Bursting

We've laughted until my cheeks are tight,
We've laughed until my stomach's sore
If we could only stop we might
Remember what we're laughing for!.
I thought there were a couple funny poems in this book. This book had different poems in it . Ones about the ocean, animals, pancakes all sorts of poems. So read this book!
Nicole Fellows
I really liked this book. The poems were really funny. The poem "Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face" just made me laugh. I would love to have this book in my classroom someday.
Sandy Brehl
A lesser known collection featuring poems by Prelutsky and other impressive poets, including the infamous "anonymous", each of which elicits smiles and laughs.
I have learned to love poetry from reading children's poetry as an adult. I now enjoy all kinds of poetry. This is a special favorite at our house.
Emily Wariner
I think the poems in this book would be enjoyable for kids although there are still a few poems that would be humorous for adults as well.
Barbara Lovejoy
I love to read poems for children...and Jack Prelutsky is a favorite.
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Loved it. It was so funny.
Excellent for a laugh or maybe more!
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Jack Prelutsky is an American poet. He attended New York public schools, and later the High School of Music and Art and Hunter College. Prelutsky, who has also worked as a busboy, furniture mover, folk singer, and cab driver, claims that he hated poetry in grade school because of the way it was taught. He is the author of more than 30 poetry collections including Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your ...more
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