Dog Days by Jack Prelutsky
Rhymes Around the Year

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I am a dog who scribbles rhymes
About my many happy times.
I wrote this book to make it clear
That I have fun around the year.

Learning about the twelve months of the year is more fun than ever with Jack Prelutsky's rhymes and Dyanna Wolcott's illustrations. Told and pictured from a dog's point of view, this bright little book makes you want to kick up your heels and be a dog for a day!

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For 30 years, Jack Prelutsky’s inventive poems have inspired legions of children to fall in love with poetry. His outrageously silly poems have tickled even the most stubborn funny bones, while his darker verses have spooked countless late-night readers. His award-winning books include Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, and The Beauty of the Beast.While attending a Bronx, New York, grade school, Prelutsky took piano and voice lessons and was a regular in school shows. Surprisingly, Prelutsky developed a healthy dislike for poetry due to a teacher who “left me with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. I was told it was good for me, but I wasn’t convinced.” In his early twenties, Prelutsky spent six months drawing imaginary animals in ink and watercolor. One evening, he wrote two dozen short poetry verses to accompany each drawing. A friend encouraged him to show them to an editor, who loved his poems (although not his artwork!) and urged him to keep writing. Prelutsky listened and he is still busy writing.Jack Prelutsky lives on Mercer Island in Washington with his wife, Carolynn.
Published July 20, 1999 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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He somehow makes elephants look “extremely graceful,/ light and limber on their feet” in “I'm Dancing with My Elephants,” and he can make eccentricity plausible, as when a father and son engage in their traditional July 4 buttering of their noses in “My Family's Unconventional.” Like the words in...

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Rhyming quatrains and whimsical pictures describe each month in a fun-loving dog's year in this good-natured collaboration.

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