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For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your…

For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone (1991)

by Jack Prelutsky

Other authors: Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)

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Short funny poems to get any age child interested in poetry.
  JohnsonTam | Jul 9, 2015 |
Although none of these poems are particularly deep or thought provoking it does get children reading poetry. There are many play on words, and implications that readers would find fun and helpful to gain new vocabulary. Illustrations add to the fun. I don't think I would use this collection for assigned in-class reading for assignments or discussion purposes, but this would be useful for students to read on their own - to keep them reading. Might be fun to select a poem with new vocabulary words to read and discuss on a Friday.

Priceman's watercolor illustrations are colorful and full of movement and whimsy. ( )
  zsvandyk | Mar 5, 2015 |
Summary: This book is a funny collection of poems used to introduce children to the concept of poetry. Prelutsky uses humor to draw kids in and make them laugh as they are learning.

Reflection: I believe using humor to interest children in a new subject is a great way to get them excited about learning a new genre of literature. The silly poems use rhymes and alliteration.

Extension Ideas:
1. Ask children to make a list of ten words and find words that rhyme with each of them.
2. Have the children write a silly poem and illustrate it.
3. Allow children to pick their favorite poem from the book and share it with the class ( )
  jn925584 | Jan 30, 2015 |
  mrsforrest | Oct 15, 2014 |
This is a collection of funny poems (small and long) on a variety of topics that children will love, chosen by Jack Prelutsky. Each page has a theme, for example: monsters, animals, school, food.

The book is a good collection of poems for students in 2nd-5th grade. It's really engaging and has a variety of poems that can used in a poetry unit of study. And who can't love Jack Prelutsky?? ( )
  missbrandysue | Jan 17, 2012 |
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To Tony, Elizabeth, and Blake -J.P.
To Mom and Dad -M.P.
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If you have got a funnybone,
and I've no doubt you do,
then this completely silly book
is sure to tickle you.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394821440, Hardcover)

Illus. in full color. "These nonsense verses combine the domestic and the gross, deadpan and slapstick, with a lilting rhythm and satisfying rhyme. The poets are well-known contemporaries including Prelutsky, Silverstein, Kuskin, Lobel, Viorst, and many more. The design is ebullient. Start or end story hour with these verses, and kids will know reading's a pleasure."--(starred) Booklist.  

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A collection of humorous poems by writers including Ellen Raskin, Karla Kuskin, Ogden Nash, and Arnold Lobel.

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