Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast
And Other Tasty Poems
A new collection from the celebrated first Young People’s Poet Laureate and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky, featuring more than one hundred original poems!
Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast is guaranteed to make readers laugh, imagine, write, and dream.
From a lizard playing a mandolin (although not very well) to the surprised guest of honor (at a birthday party he threw for himself), there’s something for everyone in Jack Prelutsky’s Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast. Illustrator Ruth Chan’s lively and hilarious black-and-white art jumps off the page and illuminates a wide array of poetic forms, from haiku to concrete poems and everything in between.
This collection is full of the wit, humor, and imagination that has made Jack Prelutsky a household name and one of the most beloved poets for children. His poetry books for kids include such favorites as A Pizza the Size of the Sun and The New Kid on the Block.
Includes black-and-white line art on every page, plus an index.
Praise For Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems…
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The first U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate once again exhibits his knack for rhyme and giggles in this collection of over 100 new poems. With his signature silliness, Prelutsky imagines outlandish situations . . . Topping off the playfulness is delightful black-and-white spot art. A read-aloud-ready anthology.”
Greenwillow Books, 9780063019133, 144pp.
Publication Date: January 19, 2021
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.
Ruth Chan thinks the best stories always have at least one character with googly eyes. She is the illustrator of Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World and the creator of the Georgie and Friends picture books. She writes and illustrates her stories to the sound of her dog’s and cat’s snoring in Brooklyn, New York.