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The Random House book of poetry for children /

by Prelutsky, Jack; Lobel, Arnold [ill.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Random House, c1983ISBN: 0394850106 (hardcover); 9780394850108 (hardcover); 0394950100 (lib. bdg.); 9780394950105 (lib. bdg.).Other title: Book of poetry for children.Subject(s): Children's poetry | Children's poetry, American | Children's poetry, English | Poetry and children
Contents:
Introduction -- Nature Is: -- Auguries of innocence / William Blake -- All things bright and beautiful / Cecil Frances Alexander -- I'm glad the sky is painted blue / Anonymous -- Universe / Mary Britton Miller -- Measurement / A M Sullivan -- On the Bridge / Kate Greenaway -- Flint / Christina Rossetti -- Wolf Cry / Lew Sarett -- Secret song / Margaret Wise Brown -- Last rites / Christina Rossetti -- Trees / Sara Coleridge -- Crocus / Walter Crane -- Dandelion / Hilda Conkling -- Ferns / Gene Baro -- Birch trees / John Richard Moreland -- Wind-wolves / William D Sargent -- Wind / James Reeves -- Mountain wind / Barbara Kunz Loots -- Windy nights / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Who has seen the wind? / Christina Rossetti -- Mountain brook / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- River winding / Charlotte Zolotow -- Water's edge / Lillian Morrison -- Mud / Polly Chase Boyden -- Muddy puddle / Dennis Lee -- Sea shell / Amy Lowell -- Sea / Anonymous -- Until I saw the sea / Lilian Moore -- Rain has silver sandals / May Justus -- Rain clouds / Elizabeth-Ellen Long -- To walk in warm rain / David McCord -- Rhyme / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- More it snows / A A Milne -- First snow / Marie Louise Allen -- When all the world is full of snow / N M Bodecker -- Stopping by woods on a snowy evening / Robert Frost -- Snowflake / Walter de la Mare -- Check / James Stephens -- Moon's the north wind's cooky / Vachel Lindsay -- Star / Jane Taylor -- Night comes / Beatrice Schenk de Regniers -- Night / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Silver / Walter de la Mare -- Night is a big black cat / G Orr Clark -- Four Seasons: -- Months / Sara Coleridge -- Four seasons / Anonymous -- January / John Updike -- Martin Luther King / Myra Cohn Livingston -- Lincoln / Nancy Byrd Turner -- Ground hog day / Lilian Moore -- Beyond winter / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Valentine / Shel Silverstein -- Ice / Charles G D Roberts -- Washington / Nancy Byrd Turner -- Smells / Kathryn Worth -- February twilight / Sara Teasdale -- Paper dragons / Susan M Schmeltz -- Maple feast / Frances Frost -- When / Dorothy Aldis -- Daylight saving time / Phyllis McGinley -- March / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- March wind / Anonymous -- Wearing of the green / Aileen Fisher -- Spring rain / Marchette Chute -- Ode to spring / Walter R Brooks -- Easter / Joyce Kilmer -- Spring is / Bobbi Katz -- On mother's day / Aileen Fisher -- Spring / Karla Kuskin -- Good-by my winter suit / N M Bodecker -- Moment in summer / Charlotte Zolotow -- Rocket in my pocket / Anonymous -- Maytime magic / Mable Watts -- Summer / Frank Asch -- Joyful / Rose Burgunder -- October / Thomas Bailey Aldrich -- October / Maurice Sendak -- August / John Updike -- Harvest home / Arthur Guiterman -- This is Halloween / Dorothy Brown Thompson -- Lazy witch / Myra Cohn Livingston -- Thanksgiving magic / Rowena Bastin Bennett -- 12 October / Myra Cohn Livingston -- Thanksgiving / Ivy O Eastwick -- Thanksgiving day / L Maria Child -- Light the festive candles / Aileen Fisher -- Children's Carol / Eleanor Farjeon -- Winter moon / Langston Hughes -- I heard a bird sing / Oliver Herford -- Merry Christmas / Aileen Fisher -- From: a Christmas package / David McCord -- Visit from St Nicholas / Clement Clarke Moore -- Dogs And Cats And Bears And Bats: -- Waltzer in the house / Stanley Kunitz -- Mice / Rose Fyleman -- Chipmunk's song / Randall Jarrell -- To a squirrel at kyle-na-no / William Butler Yeats -- Rabbit / Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- Hedgehog / J J Bell -- Bat / Theodore Roethke -- Bat / Frank Jacobs -- Sloth / Theodore Roethke -- Camel / Alan Brownjohn -- Camel's complaint / Charles Edward Carryl -- Buffalo dusk / Carl Sandburg -- Hippopotamus / Jack Prelutsky -- Holding hands / Lenore M Link -- Oliphaunt / JRR Tolkien -- Wolf / Georgia Roberts Durston -- Beside the line of elephants / Edna Becker -- Four little foxes / Lew Sarett -- Grandpa bear's lullaby / Jane Yolen -- Lesser lynx / E V Rieu -- Polar bear / Gail Kredenser -- Lion / Jack Prelutsky -- Lion / William Jay Smith -- Leopard / Gretchen Kreps -- Seal / William Jay Smith -- Performing seal / Rachel Field -- Donkey / Anonymous -- Wild, the free / Lord Byron -- Mandrill / Conrad Aiken -- Ode to the pig: his tail / Walter R Brooks -- Pig /Roland Young -- Hairy dog / Herbert Asquith -- Pig is never blamed / Babette Deutsch -- Cow / Ogden Nash -- Roger the dog / Ted Hughes -- Lone dog / Irene McLeod -- Sunning / James S Tippett -- Bliss / Eleanor Farjeon -- I've got a dog / Anonymous -- His highness's dog / Anonymous -- Cat of cats / William Brighty Rands -- Cat in despondency / Anonymous -- Cats of kilkenny / Anonymous -- Country barnyard / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- Cats / Eleanor Farjeon -- Cat / Mary Britton Miller -- Little things / James Stephens -- Feather or fur / John Becker -- Cat's menu / Richard Shaw -- Ways Of Living Things: -- Hey, Bug! / Lilian Moore -- Hurt no living thing / Christina Rossetti -- Green stems / Margaret Wise Brown -- Bug sat in a silver flower / Karla Kuskin -- Crickets / Valerie Worth -- Praying mantis / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Ants, although admirable, are awfully aggravating / Walter R Brooks -- Wasps / Dorothy Aldis -- Flea / Roland Young -- Bug in a jug / Anonymous -- Bug / Marjorie Barrows -- Oh the toe-test! / Norma Farber -- When mosquitoes make a meal / Else Holmelund Minarik -- Cockroaches / Kaye Starbird -- Dragonfly / Eleanor Farjeon -- Fireflies in the garden / Robert Frost -- Caterpillar / Christina Rossetti -- Tickle rhyme / Ian Serraillier -- Ladybug / Joan Walsh Anglund -- Codfish / Anonymous -- Wee little worm / James Whitcomb Riley -- Flattered flying fish / E V Rieu -- Long gone / Jack Prelutsky -- Shark / Lord Alfred Douglas -- Fishes' evening song / Dahlov Ipcar -- Sally and Manda / Alice B Campbell -- Lizard / John Gardner -- Boa / J J Bell -- Brontosaurus / Gail Kredenser -- Desert tortoise / Byrd Baylor -- Frog / Hilaire Belloc -- Crocodile / Lewis Carroll -- Samuel / Bobbi Katz -- Tree frog / John Travers Moore -- Hummingbird / Michael Flanders -- Polliwog / Arthur Guiterman -- Baby talk / Anna Bird Stewart -- Canary / Ogden Nash -- Ducks' ditty / Kenneth Grahame -- Duck / Richard Digance -- Blackbird / Humbert Wolfe -- Sea gull / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- Sandpiper / Frances Frost -- Sandpiper / Witter Bynner -- Something told the wild geese / Rachel Field -- Hen / Lord Alfred Douglas -- Night heron / Frances Frost -- Vulture / Hilaire Belloc -- Sparrow hawk / Russell Hoban -- Eagle / Alfred Tennyson -- City, Oh City!: -- Just for one day / Lillian Morrison -- Riveter / Mabel Watts -- Gift with the wrappings off / Mary Elizabeth Counselman -- City, city / Marci Ridlon -- Sing a song of subways / Eve Merriam -- Things to do if you are a subway / Bobbi Katz -- Flowers are a silly bunch / Arnold Spilka -- Rudolph is tired of the city / Gwendolyn Brooks -- That May morning / Leland B Jacobs -- Umbilical / Eve Merriam -- Sunrise / Frank Asch -- People / Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- People upstairs / Ogden Nash -- Zebra / Judith Thurman -- Crowds / Virginia Schonborg -- Concrete mixers / Patricia Hubbell -- They've all gone south / Mary Britton Miller -- Pigeons / Lilian Moore -- Sing a song of people / Lois Lenski -- Stickball / Virginia Schonborg -- Sad song about Greenwich village / Frances Park -- Fog / Carl Sandburg -- Alley cat school / Frank Asch -- Open hydrant / Marci Ridlon -- April rain song / Langston Hughes -- City lights / Rachel Field -- Rainy nights / Irene Thompson -- City / Langston Hughes -- Frightening / Claudia Lewis -- Where are you now? / Mary Britton Miller -- Foghorns / Lilian Moore -- City dump / Felice Holman -- Cockpit in the clouds / Dick Dorrance --
Children, Children Everywhere: -- Hug o' war / Shel Silverstein -- Advice to small children / Edward Anthony -- Joke / Anonymous -- Changing / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Somebody / Anonymous -- I saw a little girl I hate / Arnold Spilka -- Huckleberry, gooseberry, raspberry / Clyde Watson -- Love / William Jay Smith -- I love you / Anonymous -- Question / Anonymous -- I hate Harry / Miriam Chaikin -- Puzzle / Arnold Spilka -- John, Tom, and James / Charles Henry Ross -- Double-barreled ding-dong-bat / Dennis Lee -- Yip-yap rattletrap / Clyde Watson -- Tag along / Nina Payne -- Ten kinds / Mary Mapes Dodge -- There was a little girl / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Two people / E V Rieu -- Read this with gestures / John Ciardi -- Table manners / Gelett Burgess -- Jack / Charles Henry Ross -- Bubble gum / Nina Payne -- Did you? / William Cole -- Why run? / Norah Smaridge -- Story of Augustus who would not have any soup / Heinrich Hoffman -- Eat-it-all Elaine / Kaye Starbird -- Tired Tim / Walter de la Mare -- Wendy in winter / Kaye Starbird -- Tony baloney / Dennis Lee -- Fernando / Marci Ridlon -- Queenie / Leland B Jacobs -- Jessica Jane / May Justus -- Follow the leader / Kathleen Fraser -- Freddy / Dennis Lee -- Girls can, too! / Lee Bennett Hopkins -- No girls allowed / Jack Prelutsky -- Little Clotilda / Anonymous -- We're racing, racing down the walk / Phyllis McGinley -- Maggie and Milly and Molly and May / E E Cummings -- Wrestling / Kathleen Fraser -- Measles / Kaye Starbird -- Barbershop / Martin Gardner -- Wiggly giggles / Stacy Jo Crossen and Natalie Anne Covell -- Since Hanna moved away / Judith Viorst -- Lullaby / Lewis Carroll -- What in the world? / Eve Merriam -- Me I Am!: -- My name is / Pauline Clarke -- Me / Walter de la Mare -- My father owns the butcher shop / Anonymous -- I am Rose / Gertrude Stein -- Me / Karla Kuskin -- Every time I climb a tree / David McCord -- Reason I like chocolate / Nikki Giovanni -- Mark's fingers / Mary O'Neill -- When I was lost / Dorothy Aldis -- Keziah / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Just me / Margaret Hillert -- How to get there / Bonnie Nims -- Wolf / Osage Indian -- Dust of snow / Robert Frost -- Sulk / Felice Holman -- If no one ever marries me / Laurence Alma-Tadema -- Broom balancing / Kathleen Fraser -- About feet / Margaret Hillert -- On the skateboard / Lillian Morrison -- I can fly / Felice Holman -- Basketball / Nikki Giovanni -- Basketball star / Karama Fufuka -- Song / Ruth Krauss -- Growing up / Harry Behn -- Marrog / R C Scriven -- Everybody says / Dorothy Aldis -- Stupid old myself / Russell Hoban -- Don't tell me that I talk too much! / Arnold Spilka -- Surprises / Jean Conder Soule -- If we didn't have birthdays / Dr Seuss -- History / Myra Cohn Livingston -- I am cherry alive / Delmore Schwartz -- I'm really not lazy / Arnold Spilka -- Winter clothes / Karla Kuskin -- I'm nobody! who are you? / Emily Dickinson -- Yawning / Eleanor Farjeon -- Rhinos purple, hippos green / Michael Patrick Hearn -- One day when we went walking / Valine Hobbs -- Home! You're Where It's Warm Inside: -- Wrong start / Marchette Chute -- Mother's nerves / X J Kennedy -- John / N M Bodecker -- Waking / Lilian Moore -- Mother doesn't want a dog / Judith Viorst -- Amelia mixed the mustard / A E Housman -- I wish I could meet the man that knows / John Ciardi -- Some things don't make any sense at all / Judith Viorst -- First tooth / Charles and Mary Lamb -- Bringing up babies / Roy Fuller -- Six weeks old / Christopher Morley -- Help! / X J Kennedy -- Lil' bro' / Karama Fufuka -- My brother / Marci Ridlon -- Leave me alone / Felice Holman -- Myra song / John Ciardi -- Let other share / Edward Anthony -- In the motel / X J Kennedy -- Rules / Karla Kuskin -- Runaway / Bobbi Katz -- Soap / Martin Gardner -- What someone said when he was spanked on the day day before his birthday / John Ciardi -- They're calling / Felice Holman -- Going up / John Travers Moore -- Up in the pine / Nancy Dingman Watson -- Homework / Jane Yolen -- Homework / Russell Hoban -- Hot line / Louella Dunann -- I'm alone in the evening / Michael Rosen -- Winning of the TV west / John T Alexander -- Middle of the night / Karla Kuskin -- Our house / Dorothy Brown Thompson -- Two people / Eve Merriam -- I'm Hungry!: -- My mouth / Arnold Adoff -- This is just to say / William Carlos Williams -- Tomorrow's the fair / Anonymous -- Turtle soup / Lewis Carroll -- Ooldes of noodles / Lucia M and James L Hymes, Jr -- Mummy slept late and daddy fixed breakfast / John Ciardi -- Egg thoughts / Russell Hoban -- Pie problem / Shel Silverstein -- Meg's Egg / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Celery / Ogden Nash -- Taste of purple / Leland B Jacobs -- Chocolate cake / Nina Payne -- Patience / Bobbi Katz -- My little sister / William Wise -- Little bits of soft-boiled egg / Fay Maschler -- Chocolate, chocolate / Arnold Adoff -- Thousand hairy savages / Spike Milligan -- I eat my peas with honey / Anonymous -- Accidentally / Maxine W Kumin -- I raised a great hullabaloo / Anonymous -- Twickham tweer / Jack Prelutsky -- Worm / Ralph Bergengren -- Pizza / Ogden Nash -- Soliloquy of a tortoise / E V Rieu -- Mr Pratt / Myra Cohn Livingston -- Sneaky Bill / William Cole -- Some People I Know: -- Some people / Rachel Field -- People / Charlotte Zolotow -- Routine / Arthur Guiterman -- Daddy fell into the pond / Alfred Noyes -- Smart / Shel Silverstein -- One misty, moisty morning / Anonymous -- Thoughts on talkers / Walter R Brooks -- My brother Bert / Ted Hughes -- Grandpapa / Harry Graham -- Growing old / Rose Henderson -- Grandpa dropped his glasses / Leroy F Jackson -- Manners / Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer -- Uncle / Harry Graham -- Miss Norma Jean Pugh / Mary O'Neill -- Godmother / Phyllis B Morden -- Too many dayes / Dr Seuss -- Little boy and the old man / Shel Silverstein -- Tombstone / Lucia M and James L Hymes, Jr -- Air traveler / Lillian Morrison -- House-for sale / Leonard Clark -- Jittery Jim / William Jay Smith -- On a bad singer / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- Doctor Emmanuel / James Reeves -- Hog-calling competition / Morris Bishop -- Old Quin queeribus / Nancy Byrd Turner -- There was on old man with a beard / Edward Lear -- Jonathan Bing / Beatrice Curtis Brown -- Poor old lady / Anonymous -- Fatty, fatty, boom-a-latty / Anonymous -- Solomon Grundy / Anonymous -- Mr Kartoffel / James Reeves -- Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker / Roald Dahl -- Sugar lady / Frank Asch -- Lord Cray / Edward Gorey -- Together / Paul Engle -- Opposite of two / Richard Wilbur -- Sir Smasham uppe / E V Rieu -- Nonsense! Nonsense!: -- Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll -- Toot! toot! / Anonymous -- Higglety, pigglety, pop! / Samuel Goodrich -- On the ning nang nong / Spike Milligan -- Common cormorant / Christopher Isherwood -- McIntosh apple / Steven Kroll -- Lobsters and the fiddler crab / Frederick J Forster -- Butterfly's ball / William Roscoe -- Contrary waiter / Edgar Parker -- Whoops! / Anonymous -- Way down south / Anonymous -- Duel / Eugene Field -- Owl and the pussy-cat / Edward Lear -- Hare and the pig / L J Bridgman -- Alligator / Mary Macdonald -- Lizard / Theodore Roethke -- Serpent / Theodore Roethke -- Shark / J J Bell -- I had a little pig / Anonymous -- Ants at the Olympics / Richard Digance -- Animal fair / Anonymous -- Purple cow / Gelett Burgess -- I asked my mother / Anonymous -- Algy met a bear / Anonymous -- Walrus / Michael Flanders -- Adventures of Isabel / Ogden Nash -- Alligator pie / Dennis Lee -- Beela by the sea / Leroy R Jackson -- You must never bath in the Irish stew / Spike Milligan -- Did you ever go fishing? / Anonymous -- Sensitive, seldom and sad / Mervyn Peake -- Josephine / Alexander Resnikoff -- Folk who live in backward town / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Father William / Lewis Carroll -- Johnnie crack and flossie snail / Dylan Thomas -- Snail's dream / Oliver Herford -- Twins / Henry S Leigh -- New vestments / Edward Lear -- Pumberly Pott's unpredictable niece / Jack Prelutsky -- Don't worry if your job is small / Anonymous -- Number nine, Penwiper mews / Edward Gorey -- Tender-heartedness / Harry Graham -- Jimmy Jet and his TV set / Shel Silverstein -- Young lady of Lynn / Anonymous -- Herbert Glerbett / Jack Prelutsky --
Alphabet Stew: -- Fly and a flea in a flue / Anonymous -- Cow / Jack Prelutsky -- Tutor / Carolyn Wells -- Weather / Anonymous -- Two witches / Alexander Resnikoff -- Antonio / Laura E Richards -- Habits of the hippopotamus / Arthur Guiterman -- Bluffalo / Jane Yolen -- Moses / Anonymous -- Puffin / Robert Williams Wood -- Eletelephony / Laura E Richards -- Mr Bidery's spidery garden / David McCord -- Ptarmigan / Anonymous -- Banananananananana / William Cole -- Clickbeetle / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Sing me a song of teapots and trumpets / N M Bodecker -- Modern Hiawatha / George A Strong -- Misnomer / Eve Merriam -- To be or not to be / Anonymous -- Don't ever seize a weasel by the tail / Jack Prelutsky -- Have you ever seen? / Anonymous -- Waiters / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Atrocious pun / Anonymous -- Wild flowers / Peter Newell -- J's the jumping jay-walker / Phyllis McGinley -- Poetry / Eleanor Farjeon -- Lumps / Judith Thurman -- Word / Emily Dickinson -- Yak / Jack Prelutsky -- Feelings about words / Mary O'Neill -- Where Goblins Dwell: -- Some one / Walter del la Mare -- Ghosts / Harry Behn -- Something is there / Lilian Moore -- Horseman / Walter de la Mare -- Hist whist / e e Cummings -- What's that? / Florence Parry Heide -- Green candles / Humbert Wolfe -- Witch! the witch! / Eleanor Farjeon -- Song of the witches / William Shakespeare -- Owl / Sylvia Read -- Wanted-a witch's cat / Shelagh McGee -- Eight witches / B J Lee -- Witches' menu / Sonja Nikolay -- Queen Nefertiti / Anonymous -- Colonel Fazackerley / Charles Causley -- Song of the ogres / W H Auden -- Three ghostesses / Anonymous -- Darkling elves / Jack Prelutsky -- Elf and the dormouse / Oliver Herford -- Bogeyman / Jack Prelutsky -- Troll / Jack Prelutsky -- Wendigo / Ogden Nash -- Father and mother / X J Kennedy -- Fairies / William Allingham -- Great auk's ghost / Ralph Hodgson -- Pumpkin / Robert Graves -- Seven ages of elf-hood / Rachel Field -- Unicorn / William Jay Smith -- How to tell goblins from elves / Monica Shannon -- Little man / Hughes Mearns -- Gumble / Michael Dugan -- Slithegadee / Shel Silverstein -- Bogus-boo / James Reeves -- Wrimples / Jack Prelutsky -- Ms Whatchamacallit thingamajig / Miriam Chaikin -- Spangled pandemonium / Palmer Brown -- Creature in the classroom / Jack Prelutsky -- Dinky / Theodore Roethke -- Plumpuppets / Christopher Morley -- Could it have been a shadow? / Monica Shannon -- Land Of Potpourri: -- Happy thought / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Our washing machine / Patricia Hubbell -- Introduction to songs of innocence / William Blake -- No holes marred / Suzanne Douglass -- Steam shovel / Charles Malam -- Toaster / William Jay Smith -- Tin frog / Russell Hoban -- Driving to the beach / Joanna Cole -- My nose / Dorothy Aldis -- From: the bed book / Sylvia Plath -- Arithmetic / Carl Sandburg -- What is pink? / Christina Rossetti -- What is orange? / Mary O'Neill -- To be answered in our next issue / Anonymous -- Base stealer / Robert Francis -- What is red? / Mary O'Neill -- Who's in / Elizabeth Fleming -- Library / Barbara A Huff -- Knockout / Lillian Morrison -- Foul shot / Edwin A Hoey -- Yellow / David McCord -- Football game / Alice Van Eck -- Maps / Dorothy Brown Thompson -- If once you have slept on an island / Rachel Field -- Train song / Diane Siebert -- Travel / Edna St Vincent Millay -- Flight plan / Jane Merchant -- To an aviator / Daniel Whitehead Hicky -- Message from a mouse, ascending in a rocket / Patricia Hubbell -- From a railway carriage / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Toad / Robert S Oliver -- This little pig built a spaceship / Frederick Winsor -- Dreams / Langston Hughes -- Far trek / June Brady -- How strange it is / Claudia Lewis -- Paint box / E V Rieu -- Keep a poem in your pocket / Beatrice Schenk de Regniers -- To dark eyes dreaming / Zilpha Keatley Snyder -- Index of titles -- Index of first lines -- Index of authors -- Index of subjects -- About the author/illustrator.
Summary: Synopsis: This deceptively slender volume contains a treasure-trove of poems. Each page is crammed with verse and illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Arnold Lobel. Everyone's favorite poems are complemented by fresh new voices and organized into such unusual themes as food, the city, spooky poems, and word play..
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"Opening poems for each section especially written for this anthology by Jack Prelutsky.

Includes indexes.

Introduction -- Nature Is: -- Auguries of innocence / William Blake -- All things bright and beautiful / Cecil Frances Alexander -- I'm glad the sky is painted blue / Anonymous -- Universe / Mary Britton Miller -- Measurement / A M Sullivan -- On the Bridge / Kate Greenaway -- Flint / Christina Rossetti -- Wolf Cry / Lew Sarett -- Secret song / Margaret Wise Brown -- Last rites / Christina Rossetti -- Trees / Sara Coleridge -- Crocus / Walter Crane -- Dandelion / Hilda Conkling -- Ferns / Gene Baro -- Birch trees / John Richard Moreland -- Wind-wolves / William D Sargent -- Wind / James Reeves -- Mountain wind / Barbara Kunz Loots -- Windy nights / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Who has seen the wind? / Christina Rossetti -- Mountain brook / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- River winding / Charlotte Zolotow -- Water's edge / Lillian Morrison -- Mud / Polly Chase Boyden -- Muddy puddle / Dennis Lee -- Sea shell / Amy Lowell -- Sea / Anonymous -- Until I saw the sea / Lilian Moore -- Rain has silver sandals / May Justus -- Rain clouds / Elizabeth-Ellen Long -- To walk in warm rain / David McCord -- Rhyme / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- More it snows / A A Milne -- First snow / Marie Louise Allen -- When all the world is full of snow / N M Bodecker -- Stopping by woods on a snowy evening / Robert Frost -- Snowflake / Walter de la Mare -- Check / James Stephens -- Moon's the north wind's cooky / Vachel Lindsay -- Star / Jane Taylor -- Night comes / Beatrice Schenk de Regniers -- Night / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Silver / Walter de la Mare -- Night is a big black cat / G Orr Clark -- Four Seasons: -- Months / Sara Coleridge -- Four seasons / Anonymous -- January / John Updike -- Martin Luther King / Myra Cohn Livingston -- Lincoln / Nancy Byrd Turner -- Ground hog day / Lilian Moore -- Beyond winter / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Valentine / Shel Silverstein -- Ice / Charles G D Roberts -- Washington / Nancy Byrd Turner -- Smells / Kathryn Worth -- February twilight / Sara Teasdale -- Paper dragons / Susan M Schmeltz -- Maple feast / Frances Frost -- When / Dorothy Aldis -- Daylight saving time / Phyllis McGinley -- March / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- March wind / Anonymous -- Wearing of the green / Aileen Fisher -- Spring rain / Marchette Chute -- Ode to spring / Walter R Brooks -- Easter / Joyce Kilmer -- Spring is / Bobbi Katz -- On mother's day / Aileen Fisher -- Spring / Karla Kuskin -- Good-by my winter suit / N M Bodecker -- Moment in summer / Charlotte Zolotow -- Rocket in my pocket / Anonymous -- Maytime magic / Mable Watts -- Summer / Frank Asch -- Joyful / Rose Burgunder -- October / Thomas Bailey Aldrich -- October / Maurice Sendak -- August / John Updike -- Harvest home / Arthur Guiterman -- This is Halloween / Dorothy Brown Thompson -- Lazy witch / Myra Cohn Livingston -- Thanksgiving magic / Rowena Bastin Bennett -- 12 October / Myra Cohn Livingston -- Thanksgiving / Ivy O Eastwick -- Thanksgiving day / L Maria Child -- Light the festive candles / Aileen Fisher -- Children's Carol / Eleanor Farjeon -- Winter moon / Langston Hughes -- I heard a bird sing / Oliver Herford -- Merry Christmas / Aileen Fisher -- From: a Christmas package / David McCord -- Visit from St Nicholas / Clement Clarke Moore -- Dogs And Cats And Bears And Bats: -- Waltzer in the house / Stanley Kunitz -- Mice / Rose Fyleman -- Chipmunk's song / Randall Jarrell -- To a squirrel at kyle-na-no / William Butler Yeats -- Rabbit / Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- Hedgehog / J J Bell -- Bat / Theodore Roethke -- Bat / Frank Jacobs -- Sloth / Theodore Roethke -- Camel / Alan Brownjohn -- Camel's complaint / Charles Edward Carryl -- Buffalo dusk / Carl Sandburg -- Hippopotamus / Jack Prelutsky -- Holding hands / Lenore M Link -- Oliphaunt / JRR Tolkien -- Wolf / Georgia Roberts Durston -- Beside the line of elephants / Edna Becker -- Four little foxes / Lew Sarett -- Grandpa bear's lullaby / Jane Yolen -- Lesser lynx / E V Rieu -- Polar bear / Gail Kredenser -- Lion / Jack Prelutsky -- Lion / William Jay Smith -- Leopard / Gretchen Kreps -- Seal / William Jay Smith -- Performing seal / Rachel Field -- Donkey / Anonymous -- Wild, the free / Lord Byron -- Mandrill / Conrad Aiken -- Ode to the pig: his tail / Walter R Brooks -- Pig /Roland Young -- Hairy dog / Herbert Asquith -- Pig is never blamed / Babette Deutsch -- Cow / Ogden Nash -- Roger the dog / Ted Hughes -- Lone dog / Irene McLeod -- Sunning / James S Tippett -- Bliss / Eleanor Farjeon -- I've got a dog / Anonymous -- His highness's dog / Anonymous -- Cat of cats / William Brighty Rands -- Cat in despondency / Anonymous -- Cats of kilkenny / Anonymous -- Country barnyard / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- Cats / Eleanor Farjeon -- Cat / Mary Britton Miller -- Little things / James Stephens -- Feather or fur / John Becker -- Cat's menu / Richard Shaw -- Ways Of Living Things: -- Hey, Bug! / Lilian Moore -- Hurt no living thing / Christina Rossetti -- Green stems / Margaret Wise Brown -- Bug sat in a silver flower / Karla Kuskin -- Crickets / Valerie Worth -- Praying mantis / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Ants, although admirable, are awfully aggravating / Walter R Brooks -- Wasps / Dorothy Aldis -- Flea / Roland Young -- Bug in a jug / Anonymous -- Bug / Marjorie Barrows -- Oh the toe-test! / Norma Farber -- When mosquitoes make a meal / Else Holmelund Minarik -- Cockroaches / Kaye Starbird -- Dragonfly / Eleanor Farjeon -- Fireflies in the garden / Robert Frost -- Caterpillar / Christina Rossetti -- Tickle rhyme / Ian Serraillier -- Ladybug / Joan Walsh Anglund -- Codfish / Anonymous -- Wee little worm / James Whitcomb Riley -- Flattered flying fish / E V Rieu -- Long gone / Jack Prelutsky -- Shark / Lord Alfred Douglas -- Fishes' evening song / Dahlov Ipcar -- Sally and Manda / Alice B Campbell -- Lizard / John Gardner -- Boa / J J Bell -- Brontosaurus / Gail Kredenser -- Desert tortoise / Byrd Baylor -- Frog / Hilaire Belloc -- Crocodile / Lewis Carroll -- Samuel / Bobbi Katz -- Tree frog / John Travers Moore -- Hummingbird / Michael Flanders -- Polliwog / Arthur Guiterman -- Baby talk / Anna Bird Stewart -- Canary / Ogden Nash -- Ducks' ditty / Kenneth Grahame -- Duck / Richard Digance -- Blackbird / Humbert Wolfe -- Sea gull / Elizabeth Coatsworth -- Sandpiper / Frances Frost -- Sandpiper / Witter Bynner -- Something told the wild geese / Rachel Field -- Hen / Lord Alfred Douglas -- Night heron / Frances Frost -- Vulture / Hilaire Belloc -- Sparrow hawk / Russell Hoban -- Eagle / Alfred Tennyson -- City, Oh City!: -- Just for one day / Lillian Morrison -- Riveter / Mabel Watts -- Gift with the wrappings off / Mary Elizabeth Counselman -- City, city / Marci Ridlon -- Sing a song of subways / Eve Merriam -- Things to do if you are a subway / Bobbi Katz -- Flowers are a silly bunch / Arnold Spilka -- Rudolph is tired of the city / Gwendolyn Brooks -- That May morning / Leland B Jacobs -- Umbilical / Eve Merriam -- Sunrise / Frank Asch -- People / Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- People upstairs / Ogden Nash -- Zebra / Judith Thurman -- Crowds / Virginia Schonborg -- Concrete mixers / Patricia Hubbell -- They've all gone south / Mary Britton Miller -- Pigeons / Lilian Moore -- Sing a song of people / Lois Lenski -- Stickball / Virginia Schonborg -- Sad song about Greenwich village / Frances Park -- Fog / Carl Sandburg -- Alley cat school / Frank Asch -- Open hydrant / Marci Ridlon -- April rain song / Langston Hughes -- City lights / Rachel Field -- Rainy nights / Irene Thompson -- City / Langston Hughes -- Frightening / Claudia Lewis -- Where are you now? / Mary Britton Miller -- Foghorns / Lilian Moore -- City dump / Felice Holman -- Cockpit in the clouds / Dick Dorrance --

Children, Children Everywhere: -- Hug o' war / Shel Silverstein -- Advice to small children / Edward Anthony -- Joke / Anonymous -- Changing / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Somebody / Anonymous -- I saw a little girl I hate / Arnold Spilka -- Huckleberry, gooseberry, raspberry / Clyde Watson -- Love / William Jay Smith -- I love you / Anonymous -- Question / Anonymous -- I hate Harry / Miriam Chaikin -- Puzzle / Arnold Spilka -- John, Tom, and James / Charles Henry Ross -- Double-barreled ding-dong-bat / Dennis Lee -- Yip-yap rattletrap / Clyde Watson -- Tag along / Nina Payne -- Ten kinds / Mary Mapes Dodge -- There was a little girl / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Two people / E V Rieu -- Read this with gestures / John Ciardi -- Table manners / Gelett Burgess -- Jack / Charles Henry Ross -- Bubble gum / Nina Payne -- Did you? / William Cole -- Why run? / Norah Smaridge -- Story of Augustus who would not have any soup / Heinrich Hoffman -- Eat-it-all Elaine / Kaye Starbird -- Tired Tim / Walter de la Mare -- Wendy in winter / Kaye Starbird -- Tony baloney / Dennis Lee -- Fernando / Marci Ridlon -- Queenie / Leland B Jacobs -- Jessica Jane / May Justus -- Follow the leader / Kathleen Fraser -- Freddy / Dennis Lee -- Girls can, too! / Lee Bennett Hopkins -- No girls allowed / Jack Prelutsky -- Little Clotilda / Anonymous -- We're racing, racing down the walk / Phyllis McGinley -- Maggie and Milly and Molly and May / E E Cummings -- Wrestling / Kathleen Fraser -- Measles / Kaye Starbird -- Barbershop / Martin Gardner -- Wiggly giggles / Stacy Jo Crossen and Natalie Anne Covell -- Since Hanna moved away / Judith Viorst -- Lullaby / Lewis Carroll -- What in the world? / Eve Merriam -- Me I Am!: -- My name is / Pauline Clarke -- Me / Walter de la Mare -- My father owns the butcher shop / Anonymous -- I am Rose / Gertrude Stein -- Me / Karla Kuskin -- Every time I climb a tree / David McCord -- Reason I like chocolate / Nikki Giovanni -- Mark's fingers / Mary O'Neill -- When I was lost / Dorothy Aldis -- Keziah / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Just me / Margaret Hillert -- How to get there / Bonnie Nims -- Wolf / Osage Indian -- Dust of snow / Robert Frost -- Sulk / Felice Holman -- If no one ever marries me / Laurence Alma-Tadema -- Broom balancing / Kathleen Fraser -- About feet / Margaret Hillert -- On the skateboard / Lillian Morrison -- I can fly / Felice Holman -- Basketball / Nikki Giovanni -- Basketball star / Karama Fufuka -- Song / Ruth Krauss -- Growing up / Harry Behn -- Marrog / R C Scriven -- Everybody says / Dorothy Aldis -- Stupid old myself / Russell Hoban -- Don't tell me that I talk too much! / Arnold Spilka -- Surprises / Jean Conder Soule -- If we didn't have birthdays / Dr Seuss -- History / Myra Cohn Livingston -- I am cherry alive / Delmore Schwartz -- I'm really not lazy / Arnold Spilka -- Winter clothes / Karla Kuskin -- I'm nobody! who are you? / Emily Dickinson -- Yawning / Eleanor Farjeon -- Rhinos purple, hippos green / Michael Patrick Hearn -- One day when we went walking / Valine Hobbs -- Home! You're Where It's Warm Inside: -- Wrong start / Marchette Chute -- Mother's nerves / X J Kennedy -- John / N M Bodecker -- Waking / Lilian Moore -- Mother doesn't want a dog / Judith Viorst -- Amelia mixed the mustard / A E Housman -- I wish I could meet the man that knows / John Ciardi -- Some things don't make any sense at all / Judith Viorst -- First tooth / Charles and Mary Lamb -- Bringing up babies / Roy Fuller -- Six weeks old / Christopher Morley -- Help! / X J Kennedy -- Lil' bro' / Karama Fufuka -- My brother / Marci Ridlon -- Leave me alone / Felice Holman -- Myra song / John Ciardi -- Let other share / Edward Anthony -- In the motel / X J Kennedy -- Rules / Karla Kuskin -- Runaway / Bobbi Katz -- Soap / Martin Gardner -- What someone said when he was spanked on the day day before his birthday / John Ciardi -- They're calling / Felice Holman -- Going up / John Travers Moore -- Up in the pine / Nancy Dingman Watson -- Homework / Jane Yolen -- Homework / Russell Hoban -- Hot line / Louella Dunann -- I'm alone in the evening / Michael Rosen -- Winning of the TV west / John T Alexander -- Middle of the night / Karla Kuskin -- Our house / Dorothy Brown Thompson -- Two people / Eve Merriam -- I'm Hungry!: -- My mouth / Arnold Adoff -- This is just to say / William Carlos Williams -- Tomorrow's the fair / Anonymous -- Turtle soup / Lewis Carroll -- Ooldes of noodles / Lucia M and James L Hymes, Jr -- Mummy slept late and daddy fixed breakfast / John Ciardi -- Egg thoughts / Russell Hoban -- Pie problem / Shel Silverstein -- Meg's Egg / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Celery / Ogden Nash -- Taste of purple / Leland B Jacobs -- Chocolate cake / Nina Payne -- Patience / Bobbi Katz -- My little sister / William Wise -- Little bits of soft-boiled egg / Fay Maschler -- Chocolate, chocolate / Arnold Adoff -- Thousand hairy savages / Spike Milligan -- I eat my peas with honey / Anonymous -- Accidentally / Maxine W Kumin -- I raised a great hullabaloo / Anonymous -- Twickham tweer / Jack Prelutsky -- Worm / Ralph Bergengren -- Pizza / Ogden Nash -- Soliloquy of a tortoise / E V Rieu -- Mr Pratt / Myra Cohn Livingston -- Sneaky Bill / William Cole -- Some People I Know: -- Some people / Rachel Field -- People / Charlotte Zolotow -- Routine / Arthur Guiterman -- Daddy fell into the pond / Alfred Noyes -- Smart / Shel Silverstein -- One misty, moisty morning / Anonymous -- Thoughts on talkers / Walter R Brooks -- My brother Bert / Ted Hughes -- Grandpapa / Harry Graham -- Growing old / Rose Henderson -- Grandpa dropped his glasses / Leroy F Jackson -- Manners / Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer -- Uncle / Harry Graham -- Miss Norma Jean Pugh / Mary O'Neill -- Godmother / Phyllis B Morden -- Too many dayes / Dr Seuss -- Little boy and the old man / Shel Silverstein -- Tombstone / Lucia M and James L Hymes, Jr -- Air traveler / Lillian Morrison -- House-for sale / Leonard Clark -- Jittery Jim / William Jay Smith -- On a bad singer / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- Doctor Emmanuel / James Reeves -- Hog-calling competition / Morris Bishop -- Old Quin queeribus / Nancy Byrd Turner -- There was on old man with a beard / Edward Lear -- Jonathan Bing / Beatrice Curtis Brown -- Poor old lady / Anonymous -- Fatty, fatty, boom-a-latty / Anonymous -- Solomon Grundy / Anonymous -- Mr Kartoffel / James Reeves -- Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker / Roald Dahl -- Sugar lady / Frank Asch -- Lord Cray / Edward Gorey -- Together / Paul Engle -- Opposite of two / Richard Wilbur -- Sir Smasham uppe / E V Rieu -- Nonsense! Nonsense!: -- Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll -- Toot! toot! / Anonymous -- Higglety, pigglety, pop! / Samuel Goodrich -- On the ning nang nong / Spike Milligan -- Common cormorant / Christopher Isherwood -- McIntosh apple / Steven Kroll -- Lobsters and the fiddler crab / Frederick J Forster -- Butterfly's ball / William Roscoe -- Contrary waiter / Edgar Parker -- Whoops! / Anonymous -- Way down south / Anonymous -- Duel / Eugene Field -- Owl and the pussy-cat / Edward Lear -- Hare and the pig / L J Bridgman -- Alligator / Mary Macdonald -- Lizard / Theodore Roethke -- Serpent / Theodore Roethke -- Shark / J J Bell -- I had a little pig / Anonymous -- Ants at the Olympics / Richard Digance -- Animal fair / Anonymous -- Purple cow / Gelett Burgess -- I asked my mother / Anonymous -- Algy met a bear / Anonymous -- Walrus / Michael Flanders -- Adventures of Isabel / Ogden Nash -- Alligator pie / Dennis Lee -- Beela by the sea / Leroy R Jackson -- You must never bath in the Irish stew / Spike Milligan -- Did you ever go fishing? / Anonymous -- Sensitive, seldom and sad / Mervyn Peake -- Josephine / Alexander Resnikoff -- Folk who live in backward town / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Father William / Lewis Carroll -- Johnnie crack and flossie snail / Dylan Thomas -- Snail's dream / Oliver Herford -- Twins / Henry S Leigh -- New vestments / Edward Lear -- Pumberly Pott's unpredictable niece / Jack Prelutsky -- Don't worry if your job is small / Anonymous -- Number nine, Penwiper mews / Edward Gorey -- Tender-heartedness / Harry Graham -- Jimmy Jet and his TV set / Shel Silverstein -- Young lady of Lynn / Anonymous -- Herbert Glerbett / Jack Prelutsky --

Alphabet Stew: -- Fly and a flea in a flue / Anonymous -- Cow / Jack Prelutsky -- Tutor / Carolyn Wells -- Weather / Anonymous -- Two witches / Alexander Resnikoff -- Antonio / Laura E Richards -- Habits of the hippopotamus / Arthur Guiterman -- Bluffalo / Jane Yolen -- Moses / Anonymous -- Puffin / Robert Williams Wood -- Eletelephony / Laura E Richards -- Mr Bidery's spidery garden / David McCord -- Ptarmigan / Anonymous -- Banananananananana / William Cole -- Clickbeetle / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Sing me a song of teapots and trumpets / N M Bodecker -- Modern Hiawatha / George A Strong -- Misnomer / Eve Merriam -- To be or not to be / Anonymous -- Don't ever seize a weasel by the tail / Jack Prelutsky -- Have you ever seen? / Anonymous -- Waiters / Mary Ann Hoberman -- Atrocious pun / Anonymous -- Wild flowers / Peter Newell -- J's the jumping jay-walker / Phyllis McGinley -- Poetry / Eleanor Farjeon -- Lumps / Judith Thurman -- Word / Emily Dickinson -- Yak / Jack Prelutsky -- Feelings about words / Mary O'Neill -- Where Goblins Dwell: -- Some one / Walter del la Mare -- Ghosts / Harry Behn -- Something is there / Lilian Moore -- Horseman / Walter de la Mare -- Hist whist / e e Cummings -- What's that? / Florence Parry Heide -- Green candles / Humbert Wolfe -- Witch! the witch! / Eleanor Farjeon -- Song of the witches / William Shakespeare -- Owl / Sylvia Read -- Wanted-a witch's cat / Shelagh McGee -- Eight witches / B J Lee -- Witches' menu / Sonja Nikolay -- Queen Nefertiti / Anonymous -- Colonel Fazackerley / Charles Causley -- Song of the ogres / W H Auden -- Three ghostesses / Anonymous -- Darkling elves / Jack Prelutsky -- Elf and the dormouse / Oliver Herford -- Bogeyman / Jack Prelutsky -- Troll / Jack Prelutsky -- Wendigo / Ogden Nash -- Father and mother / X J Kennedy -- Fairies / William Allingham -- Great auk's ghost / Ralph Hodgson -- Pumpkin / Robert Graves -- Seven ages of elf-hood / Rachel Field -- Unicorn / William Jay Smith -- How to tell goblins from elves / Monica Shannon -- Little man / Hughes Mearns -- Gumble / Michael Dugan -- Slithegadee / Shel Silverstein -- Bogus-boo / James Reeves -- Wrimples / Jack Prelutsky -- Ms Whatchamacallit thingamajig / Miriam Chaikin -- Spangled pandemonium / Palmer Brown -- Creature in the classroom / Jack Prelutsky -- Dinky / Theodore Roethke -- Plumpuppets / Christopher Morley -- Could it have been a shadow? / Monica Shannon -- Land Of Potpourri: -- Happy thought / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Our washing machine / Patricia Hubbell -- Introduction to songs of innocence / William Blake -- No holes marred / Suzanne Douglass -- Steam shovel / Charles Malam -- Toaster / William Jay Smith -- Tin frog / Russell Hoban -- Driving to the beach / Joanna Cole -- My nose / Dorothy Aldis -- From: the bed book / Sylvia Plath -- Arithmetic / Carl Sandburg -- What is pink? / Christina Rossetti -- What is orange? / Mary O'Neill -- To be answered in our next issue / Anonymous -- Base stealer / Robert Francis -- What is red? / Mary O'Neill -- Who's in / Elizabeth Fleming -- Library / Barbara A Huff -- Knockout / Lillian Morrison -- Foul shot / Edwin A Hoey -- Yellow / David McCord -- Football game / Alice Van Eck -- Maps / Dorothy Brown Thompson -- If once you have slept on an island / Rachel Field -- Train song / Diane Siebert -- Travel / Edna St Vincent Millay -- Flight plan / Jane Merchant -- To an aviator / Daniel Whitehead Hicky -- Message from a mouse, ascending in a rocket / Patricia Hubbell -- From a railway carriage / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Toad / Robert S Oliver -- This little pig built a spaceship / Frederick Winsor -- Dreams / Langston Hughes -- Far trek / June Brady -- How strange it is / Claudia Lewis -- Paint box / E V Rieu -- Keep a poem in your pocket / Beatrice Schenk de Regniers -- To dark eyes dreaming / Zilpha Keatley Snyder -- Index of titles -- Index of first lines -- Index of authors -- Index of subjects -- About the author/illustrator.

Synopsis: This deceptively slender volume contains a treasure-trove of poems. Each page is crammed with verse and illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Arnold Lobel. Everyone's favorite poems are complemented by fresh new voices and organized into such unusual themes as food, the city, spooky poems, and word play..

Interest age level : Ages 3 months to 18 years .

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Jack Prelutsky was born in Brooklyn, New York.nbsp;nbsp;He attended New York City Public Schools and studied voice at the High School of Music and Art.nbsp;nbsp;He enrolled in Hunter College in Manhattan but left soon after "to become a beatnik".nbsp;nbsp;Jack has been a cab driver, a busboy, a photographer, a furniture mover, a potter, and a folk singer.nbsp;nbsp;He enjoys bicycling, playing racquetball, woodworking and cooking.nbsp;nbsp;He lives in Washington State with his wife Carolynn and a vast collection of poetry books and frogs in every shape, size, and form -- except living!nbsp;nbsp;There was a time when Jack couldn't stand poetry.nbsp;nbsp;In grade school he had a teacher who left him with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver.nbsp;nbsp;He rediscovered poetry in his twenties, and he decided that he would write about things that kids really cared about, and that he would strive to make poetry delightful.nbsp;nbsp;He has been writing poetry for more than twenty years and has published more than three dozen books for children.nbsp;nbsp;

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