Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-06-145135-5 $14.95 One CDs
DD ISBN 978-0061629686 $8.95
Library Ed. Harper Audio 2008
DD ISBN 978-0061629679 $20.95
Prelutsky sets selected poems to music in this playfully performed collection. He uses a variety of cheerful, folksy instruments, such as banjo, mandolin, and penny whistle, to augment his pleasant vocals, which bring to mind Pete Seeger's work. Prelutsky's verses are uniquely his own, though, and quite unpredictable. Listeners join him in many adventures--from chasing dragons to misbehaving while parents have the flu. "Perhaps I'll make a mudpie in my sister's stupid hat/attach my mother's earrings to the puppy and the cat." There's a harmonica-backed hiccup number and others about raising a virtual chicken and refusing to eat something disgusting. They're all bound to entertain kids and adults alike. Prelutsky's upbeat music and exuberant wordplay are sure to delight and invigorate his listeners. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]
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