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From the Back Cover

“A generous collection with a distinctly upbeat tone, this gives a taste of the best poets writing for children over the last several decades. Lobel’s drawings imbue the whole with action and graphic images as inventive as the verse. Successfully geared to meet home, school, and library needs.”–(starred) “Booklist.

About the Author

JACK PRELUTSKY, long considered the unofficial poet laureate of elementary school kids, was officially names the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate in 2006. He has written more than forty books of verse, ranging from his big collectionsof more than one hundred verses each-such as The New Kid on the Block and It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles-to his delightful picture book collections such as- Good Sports- Rhymes About Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Honor Book. In addition to The Random House Books of Poetry for Children, he has also compiled The 20th- Century Children’s Poetry Treasury, The Beauty of the Beast, Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young, and eight other award-winning anthologies. He was born in the Bronx, has traveled to all fifty states to promote poetry, and now lives in Seattle with his wife, Carolyn.

ARNOLD LOBEL began his career in children’s books in 1961 and illustrated over seventy books, some of which he also wrote. He received the Caldecott Medal for Fables in 1981 and a Caldecott Honor in 1971 for Frog and Toad Are Friends. It’s sequel, Frog and Toad Together, was an 1973 Newberry Honor Book. His last major project before his death in 1987 was The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose (originally published as The Random House Book of Mother Goose). He is widely considered one of the greatest children’s book illustrators of the twentieth century.

Additional information

Publisher ‏

‎ RHUS CHILDREN'S BOOKS; 1st edition (1 October 1989)

Language ‏

‎ English

Hardcover ‏

‎ 248 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 0394850106

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-0394850108

Reading age ‏

‎ 7 – 8 years

Dimensions ‏

‎ 19.84 x 2.01 x 28.27 cm

10 reviews for Random House Bk Of Poetry For Chl   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Muleiple ASIN ×Product customization Go Pro General

  1. pqr1951

    Excellent volume for any children’s poetry collection
    I think this is the third time I purchased this volume of poetry. I used this with my students during my 30-plus years of teaching at the elementary school level. It’s an excellent general collection of poems for children. This book was often the resource for my one or two poem(s) of the week. With some of the poems, I had the opportunity to provide historical, geographic, and cultural contexts for them, such as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” by Robert Frost. It doesn’t snow where I taught, and I had to explain to the kids about living in snowy places and what a sleigh is, for example.

  2. MTAspen

    For elementary age kids
    *** Updated, the more time I spend with this book, the less I like it, unfortunately. I had given a generous 4 star rating but I am dropping it down to a 3 star, would do 2.5 if I could. I ended up ordering A Child’s Book of Poems illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa and like it a lot more. The intended age for this volume is elementary age kids, in the introduction this is specifically stated, it is not meant for pre-school age kids, they recommend that parents/teachers be very selective if reading to that age-range. There are some really good poems in this collection, and a lot that strike me as “meh”. There is one truly horrifying one called “Jack”. There are usually about 5-6 poems per page, some pages have color sketches but most pages are black and white sketches that are honestly not very engaging.

  3. TW Hansen

    I eat my peas with honey. I’ve done it all my life.
    It makes the peas taste funny, but it keeps them on the knife. – AnonymousAnd that is how I managed to search for and find this long lost book of great import for me as a child. This was the beginning of my love of the written word. We had a copy in the van when I was growing up, and I distinctly remember wearing it out, the cover snapping off in my hands. At six or seven, I probably had it half memorized. Like many things of youth, it faded away. Years later, in probably a dream or a stupor, that goofy little couplet about peas and honey occurred to me, and Google fetched it all back for me. All the bright lights are there. I buy a copy of this for every friend of mine who has a child. I’ve bought something like three dozen now. I keep a stack of three or four on the stairs just in case. If I could put a copy of this into the hands of every kid in the world I would, it is utterly indispensable.

  4. Cantrips

    Well-made, sturdy book. The curated collection is an awkwardly mixed bag, though.
    Overall, my wife and I really like this book, but the selection of poems… well, while it contains some awesome and inspiring poetry, there’s also some pretty crass, depressing, and even morbid poetry pretty thoroughly distributed throughout. I’m not some kind of hardline religious nut, either. (Agnostic, my morals are my own, not prescribed by any kind of diety.)The illustrations are well done! They were drawn by the same illustrator from Frog and Toad, which I’ve always loved. When the poetry is beautiful, it’s quite inspiring. When it’s funny, it’s often hilarious. I can just skip the ones I feel are a bit dark for my toddler, but as she grows older, we might “lose” this book.It’s also fairly heavy, though not as bad as other books I’ve owned of similar size. (I’m sure most parents will understand the pain of holding up a hefty tome to show the pictures to their child as they read.) I’ve been able to hold it up for over an hour of bedtime poetry without it snapping my wrists like pretzels.

  5. Matttrach

    poems are hit and miss but appropriate
    Not every poem in this book is good, some are a little bit inappropriate for my child (reference to blood or dying), but none are wildly inappropriate. My kids tolerate them and I enjoy reading them 😄.

  6. Crystal May Wolfe

    Lots of great poems, even some folklore Fae poetry.
    So many different poems, I especially loved all the folklore. However, make sure to proof read before you read any to your children. Some of the poems really aren’t meant for children to hear.

  7. Ruth

    So enjoyable!
    My children loved this.

  8. Hildegarde E. Payson

    The cover of the book-I purchased the hard copy-is just fun! The figure and the colors are intriguing and …
    I so looked forward to the receipt of this book as I was purchasing it for a young friend who is aspiring to be a poet. When I was searching for exactly the right product I looked at many and decided on this copy of The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Jack Prelutsky.The cover of the book-I purchased the hard copy-is just fun! The figure and the colors are intriguing and actually invite the prospective reader of any age to “come in”. The quality of the paper used in the production of the book is excellent so I know this volume will have a long life of repeated turnings of pages.I, of course, read through the book enjoying the poems and noting that the choices were entertaining for all ages.I know if another prospective young poet comes along I will not have to search again—this is the ideal gift.Note: My young friend loves her new book!

  9. Peter Desmond

    Poetry For All Ages
    First, I liked the quality of the book cover and binding. Second, I liked the wide variety of poetry and the large number of pages. Third, I liked the well designed artwork throughout the book.

  10. Amazon Customer

    Classic Book of Poetry
    This is a must have for any family library. I read this book to my 2 sons who loved randomly choosing a poem. They are now 41 and 37 and still talk about the book. Iwasthrilled to be able to buy copies for them as gifts so they can enjoy with their children. All the poems are aimed for a child’s enjoyment.

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