Stardines Swim High Across the Sky And Other Poems (Hardcover)

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    Beloved and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky and New York Times Best Illustrated artist Carin Berger team up to create a new collection of silly, strange, and sensational animal poems! Told through couplets and visually arresting shadow boxes, dioramas, and cut-paper collage, Stardines Swim High Across the Sky evokes both natural history museums and wild and silly fantasy. "The zoology may be suspect, but the laughs are guaranteed."—Publishers Weekly

    Sixteen extraordinary imagined creatures inhabit the pages of this unique, inspired, humorous picture book ideal for sharing together, and for reading again and again. Jack Prelutsky reinvents many familiar and beloved animals by combining inanimate objects with them (so, for example, a pair of pants and an anteater become a panteater). Carin Berger's illustrations are showstoppers. Her shadow boxes and dioramas utilize vintage type, ephemera, and such elements as ribbon, cards, buttons, and wood and bring the animals to life. Read it aloud, read it together: this is a catalog of effervescent silliness and will undoubtedly inspire young poets and artists alike. "The total effect is both whimsical and fascinating, with rich language in the poems and unexpected objects in the pictures to return to over and over again.'—The Horn Book

    Supports the Common Core State Standards

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    ISBN 9780062014641
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 35
    Publisher Date 2013-02-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Greenwillow
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 12.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Prelutsky, Jack

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