A Pizza the Size of the Sun

A Pizza the Size of the Sun

By Jack Prelutsky; James Stevenson; James Stevenson (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780688132354, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 1996


Jack Prelutsky is widely acknowledged as the poet laureate of the younger generation. (And many people would happily see him crowned with no age qualification.) The New Kid on the Block and Something Big Has Been Here are household words wherever there are kids.

Here is another wondrously rich, varied, clever - and always funny - collection. Meet Miss Misinformation, Swami Gourami, and Gladiola Gloppe (and her Soup Shoppe), and delight in a backwards poem, a poem that ever ends, and scores of others that will be changed, read, and loved by readers of every age. The Prelutsky-Stevenson duo is irresistible. Whether you begin at the beginning or just open the book at random, you won't stop smiling.

About the Author
Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

James Stevenson is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. His popular column, "Lost and Found New York," has appeared regularly in the newspaper since 2003. He was on the staff of The New Yorker for more than three decades; his work includes 2,000 cartoons and 80 covers, as well as reporting and fiction. He is also the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books. He lives in Connecticut.

James Stevenson is the creator of many acclaimed books for children and is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker," He lives in Cos Cob, Connecticut.

Praise For A Pizza the Size of the Sun

“Prelutsky loosens his agile imagination in words, while around the pages cavort Stevenson’s interpretive line drawings, shimmy-shimmying to the beat. Terrific.”
-Kirkus Reviews (pointered review)

“This book should be required reading for those out there who claim they don’t like poetry.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“Poetry’s bad boys are back again, teaming up to take another swipe at stuffiness.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“If a laugh is what’s needed, just hand over the keys and let these two drive.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)