The Baby Uggs Are Hatching
We've fallen in love with this book. We couldn't help it! The inimitable children's poet Jack Prelutsky and illustrator James Stevenson have won our hearts with such extravagant creatures as the Quossible ("its habits are impossible,/its temper is irascible,/its manners are not passable") and the Sneezysnoozer who sneezes "in a dozen sneezy sizes,/it sneezes little breezes...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1982 by Greenwillow Books
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Sep 15, 2011 [Name Redacted By Goodreads Because Irrelevant to Review] rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
As a boy obsessed with horror and sci-fi, I delighted in this book. It was like a revelation, a sign that somewhere out there were people as weird and twisted as myself and with a sense of humour to boot. I think this is definitely required reading for any young boy, and for any young girl of discerning tastes.
Apr 26, 2012 Ronda rated it 4 of 5 stars
One of my students handed me this book and told me I had to read it. (That's always a good sign.). I could not believe I had never read this crazy, funny romp of a collection. The illustrations are hilarious, and the rhymes, besides just being fun, offer up a LOT of opportunities for discussion-rhyming words, figurative language, vocabulary building, dictionary use-just to name a few.
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...moreMore about Jack Prelutsky...