Friday, May 18, 2012

I've Lost My Hippopotamus

I've Lost My Hippopotamus
Prelutsky, J. (2012).  I've lost my hippopotamus. New York:  Greenwillow Books.

This is a collection of Jack Prelutsky's poems - 100 more poems, to be exact!  Some are about real animals and some are totally pretend animals...some even put two animals together.  Some poems are looong, and some are short and sweet.  Think about the title, which is a poem in the book, how do you lose a gigantic hippopotamus?!?! 

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Make sure to visit Scholastic's Poetry Idea Engine!! 
It has Haiku, Limerick, Cinquain, and Free Verse.
It is loads of fun!
Click on the link above to go to Jack Prelutsky's website!

Other poetry books by Jack Prelutsky:
It's Raining Pigs and Noodles
Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem
The New Kid on the Block
Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face:  and other Poems

Other children's poetry book authors:
Shel Silverstein
Kalli Dakos
Bruce Lansky
J. Patrick Lewis
Kenn Nesbitt
Judith Viorst

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