Ride a Purple Pelican by Jack Prelutsky
(Mulberry Books)

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It is hard to believe that Cincinnati Patty, Justin Austin, Pennington Poe, and the little pink pig in Arkansas have not been chanted and sung about by children for generations. But it is not hard to believe that they Will be chanted and sung about for generations to come! Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams have created a nursery world, peopled with unforgettable characters. Come and meet your new friends. They will be old friends soon!


About Jack Prelutsky

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Jack Prelutsky was the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate. He has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers Scranimals, illustrated by Peter Sís, and The New Kid on the Block, as well as the picture books Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, both illustrated by Carin Berger. He lives in Washington State. Garth Williams began his work on the pictures for the Little House books by meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder at her home in Missouri, and then he traveled to the sites of all the little houses. His charming art caused Laura to remark that she and her family "live again in these illustrations."
Published January 1, 1997 by Mulberry Books, New York. 64 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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""Grandma Bear from Delaware/rocked in a rickety rocking chair,/socks on her feet and a ribbon in her hair,/Grandma Bear from Delaware."" Prelutsky's 28 short verses exhibit his usual wonderful ear for nonsense sounds and rhymes, but the imaginative silliness that informs his best work seldom sho...

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""A fine and funny introduction to poetry for the very young,"" said PW of these ""rollicking, rambunctious"" nonsense rhymes.

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