Reviews for For Laughing Out Loud : Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone


Publishers Weekly Reviews 1991 April #4
Prelutsky introduces this volume of humorous poems with a verse of his own: ``If you have got a funnybone, / and I've no doubt you do, / then this completely silly book / is sure to tickle you.'' The poems are silly, full of high jinksstet spelling per Web. and clever nonsense. Although the author and title indexes at the end of the book are useful, a table of contents would have clarified the book's loose organization. A verse about Bella's new umbrella is followed by one about ghouls' ghoul-oshes. Poems about nuts, noodles and bananas fill one double-page spread while verses about rattlesnake meat, jellyfish stew and eating eels occupy another. Priceman's ( Friend or Frog ; Rachel Fister's Blister ) slapdash watercolor illustrations are full of energy and high spirits, perfectly suited to this eclectic collection that includes work by such favorites as Nash, Lobel, Kennedy, Kuskin, Yolen and Raskin. Ages 7-12. (Apr.) Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 1991 July
Gr 1-5-- Familiar funny folks who know how to tickle children's funnybones with silly rhymes are well represented in this high-spirited collection. Prelutsky, who gathered the verses, is here, as are Silverstein, Nash, Viorst, Ciardi, and an array of others, including songster Barry Polisar. Priceman's pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are whimsical, multiethnic, and humorous, adding significantly to the collection's appeal. Title and author indexes are helpful additions. Loosely arranged by subjects, the short poems take a kid's-eye view of everything from monsters and table manners (or the lack of) to food and parents. A happy book for all collections. --Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, WI Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.

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