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Something Big Has Been Here

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  • Seller:jenandjimmar
  • Sales Rank:1,159,462
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:160
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.5
  • Dimensions (in):9.1 x 7.2 x 1
  • Publication Date:1990
  • ISBN:0688064345
  • EAN:9780688064341
  • ASIN:B000AI4K4E
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Discover five fearless flying hot dogs, a bicycle-riding fish, a ghost who's lost his ""Boo!"" and many more irresistible characters.
Amazon.com Review
In this delightful companion to Jack Prelutsky's The New Kid on the Block, an early worm frightens the early bird, four vain and ancient tortoises race to see who can get to the finish line last, and outrageous imaginary characters such as the "Know-Nothing Neebies" ("We're perfectly pompous, / indelibly dense, / we haven't a trace / of a semblance of sense") pop up as magically as any creature from The Phantom Tollbooth or The Wizard of Oz ever did.

In "Captain Conniption," young readers will giggle to meet the self-professed "scourge of the sea." "I'm Captain Conniption, / and up to no good, / you'll soon walk the plank / if I think that you should, / I'd show you right now / how I vanquish a foe, / but I hear my mother, / so I have to go." Other subjects near and dear to children's hearts make fabulous fodder for fun, including sibling rivalry, bad table manners, meatloaf, and bats. Illustrator James Stevenson's lively line drawings capture Prelutsky's goofy poetic antics perfectly, making this collection another essential addition to any child's library. (Ages 4 to 12)


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