Friday, April 3, 2009

Poetry Friday: The Swamps of Sleethe

Who doesn't love Jack Prelutsky? I don't think anyone out there, that has actually read his poems, can deny loving this poet and his work. His latest, The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems from Beyond the Solar System is alien-filled, super silly, and just as enjoyable as all of his previous works.

Illustrated by Jimmy Pickering (and wonderfully so), The Swamps of Sleethe is teeming with cool new names for species and planets beyond our Earth, such as "globulings," "Sarbro," "Fesstor," and my favorite "Wolvar Sprod." The poems are fun, typical Prelutsky, filled with laugh-out-loud stanzas, and great rhymes. I think my favorite selection from this book is "There's Something on Skreber." I mean, what better way to die than from laughing?!

A great choice for poetry collections, you can never go wrong with Prelutsky!

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems From Beyond the Solar System
Jack Prelutsky
40 pages
Alfred A. Knopf
March 2009

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