Beneath a Blue Umbrella
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Beneath a Blue Umbrella

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From the puppies in Philadelphia to the piglets in Wichita, west to the Great Salt Lake (where the big green frog lives), and south to the Mardi Gras celebrations - here are poems and pictures for everyone to love, "Ride a Purple Pelican" confirmed Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams's place in the hearts (and on the tongues) of young Americans. And "Beneath a Blue Umbrella"...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 27th 1990 by Greenwillow Books
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Judy Lindow
This book would be great for a kinder library. Although there were some poems I want to copy like: Underneath a Blue Umbrella, Jiggity, and Jennifer Juniper - much of the book seems dated (pub. 1990). One critic writes about an earlier JP book, that he is like a 'modern-day Mother Goose'. The truth is that Mother Goose doesn't engage kids past preschool much anymore. Times are a changin'. Even though Garth Williams illustrations evoke all sorts of nostalgia (remember the Little House Books, Char...more
Shannon McGee
Jack Prelutsky is king of children’s poetry that rhymes. The poetry is nicely paired with Garth Williams illustrations of young kids, animals and whatever else is described.

The poetry is really adorable the rhyming of each poem just flows together as if the words were just meant to shine together.

The first couple of poems are cute and somewhere in the middle of the book they become less imaginative and exciting.

I think children will appreciate the poems and there rhymes. I prefer the poetry abo...more
I'm reading some children's books by Jack Prelutsky and others. I find this poetry for children interesting and also beautiful.
Jan 25, 2010 Logan marked it as to-read
Why: A book that combines Prelutsky's humor with Garth William's charming art? How could I resist?
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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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