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The Baby Uggs Are Hatching

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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 (first published January 1st 1982)
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Sep 15, 2011 [Name Redacted] rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, poetry
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.
Nicole
My personal reaction to the book was while reading it was it was very descriptive and i could picture it in my head. For example when describing the Baby Uggs are hatching you can almost see how gruesome they look.

The purpose of this would be for read aloud curriculum and best for suited for ages K-1. This book would be great in the classroom when starting the poetry unit. Some poems have higher vocabulary that might be hard for a student to say. Those hard words expand the knowledge and vocabul
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Alyssa Ruehl
Feb 24, 2015 Alyssa Ruehl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This poetry book is a fun way to introduce new poems to students. I personally enjoyed reading this silly book because it let my imagination do a lot of the work. The poems are typically tongue twisters, for example, one poem reads, " The Sneezysnoozer sneezes in a dozen sneezy sizes", which shows a literary element called alliteration. This book would be best used as a read aloud for curriculum purposes for showing different literary elements. The language is non-sense like, as along with the i ...more
Ronda
Apr 26, 2012 Ronda rated it really liked it
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.
Ashley Lahr
This book has poems about weird made up creatures who are disgusting. They use made up names for the animals/insects. Some of the words are even made up. The poems in here would be great for lower elementary students because they would think that they would be funny. One of the ones I liked was the Smasheroo.
Lauren Sharp
Poetry 3
My favorite poem from this poetry book was "The Sneezysnoozer." It was funny and I enjoyed the illustrations that went with the poems. I had to read some of them twice and outloud to get the full effect of some of the poetry.
Michelle
Mar 08, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slib-520
Poetry

The Baby Uggs Are Hatching Paperback – October 26, 1989
by Jack Prelutsky (Author), James Stevenson (Illustrator)

I love this little book of monster poems.

I use it around Easter time. I have my students create baby uggs after reading this poem.

This book is good for pk-5th
Abby Morgan
Jun 01, 2015 Abby Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: language-play
This selection introduces children to poetry and offers some advanced language.
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Jun 15, 2012 Martina Arguello rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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this is a great introduction to poetry for young children
Jessica Lauber
Many of the poems were tongue-twisters. Humorous at times and extremely fictional.
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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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