Jack Prelutsky

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Jack Prelutsky Biography

Jack Prelutsky is an American writer of children's poetry. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, Carolynn.

Early Life

Jack Prelutsky was born on September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York to Charles, an electrician, and Dorothea, a homemaker. While he was still a baby, a fire burned his family's apartment and he was saved by his ...

Jack Prelutsky Poems

1.
Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens

Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
they were standing on my stomach,
they were nesting in my hair,
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2.
Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face

Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.
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3.
As Soon As Fred Gets Out Of Bed

As soon as Fred gets out of bed,
his underwear goes on his head.
His mother laughs, "Don't put it there,
a head's no place for underwear!"
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4.
Bleezer's Ice Cream

I am Ebenezer Bleezer,
I run BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM STORE,
there are flavors in my freezer
you have never seen before,
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5.
The Visitor

it came today to visit
and moved into the house
it was smaller than an elephant
but larger than a mouse
...

Jack Prelutsky Comments

Lauren Love 26 December 2011

He is a creative writer who interests his reader easily with his choice of vocab.

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Kaya Bartlett 24 May 2012

Jack my class is doing a poetry cafe that is where you tell poems and I am doing In The Cafeteria because I LOVE IT SO MUCH.By the way i am the director.

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Colin Certo 11 October 2007

I think Jack Prelutsky is a great poet. Our 5th grade class is doing poems for Halloween on Jack Prelutsky. He is so creative in his poetry. Each one of our classmates has a spooky line. He is a great poet.

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Kaya Bartlett 24 May 2012

Hi Jack I love all your poems. This thing I am doing in my class is called Poetry Cafe and every kid in my class is doing one.I am doing In The Cafeteria I love it so much.Then at the end we are doing a class poem and by the way I am the director. Love, kaya

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Brianna Brown 01 May 2006

GEEZE! ! ! JACK GETS MAJOR KOODOS FOR HIS WORK! ! HE ROCKS! ! I NEVER THAUGHT I WOULD LIKE POETRY BUT MAN! ! HE TOTALY OPENED A NEW DOOR FOR ME! !

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Charlllll 23 June 2021

Do you have the peom huffer and puffer

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NeonKats 22 April 2021

do you make poems about dragens

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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 January 2021

The city where you and your dear spouse reside, I love very much, since I regard it as a calm city, beautiful views and country side where I have been cathching crabs with my family and my best friend. The ocean is such a mighty view. Mesmerizing!

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Evelyn Hertel 08 December 2020

All my class (of 34) has memorized your pome There Is A Thing! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Mary Hughey Cathcart 26 September 2020

When I was teaching elementary students, my books were all over the place, fortunately, many were in the desks and the hands of my students. There was one favorite book was " The New Kid on the Block." It was so popular that children sometimes hid it in their desks in order to read it during free reading time.

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