A Pizza the Size of the Sun
From the best-selling team of Jack Prelutsky and James Stevenson, here is another collection of wondrously rich, clever, funny, and delectable poems and black-and-white drawings destined to become favorites.
Discover and enjoy a dozen duhduhs, a puzzled python, and the coolest teenage hippopotamus you’ll ever meet. 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. Whether you begin at the beginning or just open the book at random, you won't stop smiling.
“Prelutsky’s a natural rhymester. He has a keen sense of what tickles kids.”—Kirkus Reviews
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)
Greenwillow Books, 9780688132354, 160pp.
Publication Date: September 16, 1996
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.