The New Kid on the Block (Hardcover)

By Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, 9780688022716, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 1984

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Open this book to any page to begin your exploration. Here are poems about things that you may never have thought about before. You'll be introduced to jellyfish stew, a bouncing mouse, a ridiculous dog, and a boneless chicken. You'll learn why you shouldn't argue with a shark, eat a dinosaur, or have an alligator for a pet. You'll meet the world's worst singer and the greatest video game player in history. You'll even find an invitation to a dragon's birthday party....Your friends are invited too.

Over 100 hilarious poems about strange creatures and people--from jellyfish stew to a bouncing mouse, and a boneless chicken. "The illustrations bring the frivolity to a fever pitch."--School Library Journal. Index.

Praise For The New Kid on the Block

“It’s the author’s joyous sense of the absurd that propels the reader from page to page.”