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A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky
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Nov 10, 2009

really liked it
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A Pizza the Size of the Sun is an anthology of over 100 poems written by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated b James Stevenson. There is an interesting mix of poems within this book that range from just a couple lines, to full pages of text. The collection is very clever and light hearted. The format and topics of the book allow the reader to read from cover to cover, or just pick up the book anywhere and read any page they choose. It is easy to see how children could get lost in this book for quite some time. The humor is quite evident, yet it is written in a way that many times makes the reader think about a given topic or conform to or learn from a different format of poetry. Each poem is about something so random and different that it keeps the reader interested The illustrations are all in black and white and very minimal yet quite appropriate for each poem with the book.

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message 1: by Valerie (new)

Valerie I have this anthology in my classroom library and my students in the past have LOVED Jack's humor! A personal favorite is "Eye Balls for Sale." In this poem, as well as others, he creatively uses words that expand his reader's vocabulary with understanding. His other anthologies are just as humorous and "light-hearted" (as you said)!

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