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America's first Children's Poet Laureate has turned rollicking rhymes into a picture-book fun fest. Included is a CD of the music and of Jack Prelutsky reading the verses. A note to parents and teachers by Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, suggests ways preschoolers can act out the music tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan or, for older children, be creatively inspired by this joyful work. * Hardcover book with 40 pages * Suitable for ages: 6 years to 12 years
Jack Prelutsky, America's first Children's Poet Laureate, is the king of 'funny verse'. Two of his recent books are The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems from Beyond the Solar System and Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More.
Somerville, Massachusetts-based Candlewick Press started small. The staff of three—founder Sebastian Walker, editor Wendy Boase, and designer Amelia Edwards—began publishing books for children in Walker's spare bedroom under the name Walker Books before expanding in 1991. Since then, the company has published over 3,000 children's books and expanded to middle-grade and young-adult titles, cementing it as one of the largest independent publishing companies in the world.