Something Big Has Been Here (Paperback)
Greenwillow Books, 9780061857751, 160pp.
Publication Date: February 23, 2010
The long-awaited companion to the bestselling The New Kid on the Block. "A wealth of funny new verse from a favorite poet. Prelutsky's comic muse is at its best here. Another winner."—Kirkus Reviews. "Prelutsky has done it again."—School Library Journal
Something big is right here!
It is this book of wonderful, funny poems by beloved children's poet Jack Prelutsky. If you've read The New Kid on the Block, you have some idea of the treat ahead. And if you haven't, all you have to do is start reading!
Here are four vain and ancient tortoises, a rat of culture, Super Samson Simpson, a meat loaf that defies an ax, five flying hotdogs—and many, many more people, animals, and things that are destined to become part of the lives of everyone who loves to laugh.
Say them, chant them, learn them by heart, or just read them—Jack Prelutsky's poems are incomparable.
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.