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Author: PRELUTSKY, JACK
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Prelutsky, Jack    Poet's Biography
110 poems available by this author


A CENTIPEDE WAS THIRSTY    Poem Text    
Last Line: And so the centipede
Subject(s): Centipedes


A DRAGON'S LAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Iím tired of being a dragon
Last Line: I guess Iíll just terrify you
Subject(s): Dragons


A GOPHER IN THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a gopher in the garden, and he's
Subject(s): Gophers


A PIZZA THE SIZE OF THE SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm making a pizza the size of the sun
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A PUZZLED PYTHON    Poem Text    
First Line: A puzzled python shook its head
Subject(s): Pythons


A REMARKABLE ADVENTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was at my bedroom table
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


A VALENTINE FOR MY TEACHER    Poem Text    
First Line: My teacher's very special
Last Line: Before this afternoon
Subject(s): Teachers; Valentine's Day


A WOLF IS AT THE LAUNDROMAT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Wolves


AN AUK IN FLIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Birds


AN IRRITATING CREATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: There's an irritating creature


AS SOON AS FRED GETS OUT OF BED    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Boys


BE GLAD YOUR NOSE IS ON YOUR FACE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Noses


BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I am ebenezer bleezer,
Subject(s): Ice Cream


CARPENTER, CARPENTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Carpenter, carpenter, build us a house
Last Line: Carpenter, carpenter, build our house, please
Subject(s): Carpenters


CHUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm chuck, the chore evader
Subject(s): Procrastination


DEEP IN OUR REFRIGERATOR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Time


DON'T EVER SEIZE A WEASEL BY THE TAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: You should never squeeze a weasel
Subject(s): Weasels


DORA DILLER    Poem Text    
First Line: My stomach's full of butterflies!'
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Caterpillars


ELECTRIC EELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Electric eels are rather rude
Last Line: A highly tense electric eel
Subject(s): Eels


FENTON PHLANTZ    Poem Text    
First Line: Fenton phlantz is fairly werid
Subject(s): Elephants


FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Fish have fins
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing


FORTY PERFORMING BANANAS    Poem Text    
First Line: We're forty performing bananas
Subject(s): Bananas


HERBERT GLERBETT    Poem Text    
First Line: Herbert glerbett, rather round,
Subject(s): Food & Eating


HOMEWORK! OH, HOMEWORK!    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Homework


I AM RUNNING IN A CIRCLE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Revolving Doors


I ATE TOO MUCH    Poem Text    
First Line: I ate too much turkey
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Gluttony


I CHASED A DRAGON THROUGH THE WOODS    Poem Text    
Last Line: And omniously roared
Subject(s): Dragons


I DID NOT EAT YOUR ICE CREAM    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Ice Cream


I FOUND A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Four Leaf Clovers


I MADE A NOISE THIS MORNING    Poem Text    
Last Line: Was a little work of art
Subject(s): Farts


I OFTEN REPEAT REPEAT MYSELF    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Speech; Oratory; Orators


I WAVE GOOD-BYE WHEN BUTTER FLIES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


I WONDER WHY DAD IS SO THOROUGHLY MAD    Poem Text    


I'M FOND OF FROGS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Frogs


I'M SITTING WRITING POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm sitting writing poems in the middle
Last Line: I'm sitting writing poems in the middle of the night
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


I'M WRESTLING WITH AN OCTOPUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, it poured and it rained
Last Line: I come out second best
Subject(s): Octopuses; Wrestling & Wrestlers


IF N OT FOR THE CAT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mice


IT'S HALLOWEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: It's halloween! It's halloween!
Last Line: It's halloween
Subject(s): Halloween


IT'S HARD TO BE AN ELEPHANT    Poem Text    
Last Line: That fit precisely right
Subject(s): Elephants


IT'S RAINING PIGS AND NOODLES    Poem Text    
Last Line: Then when it's raining rain
Subject(s): Rain


JELLYFISH STEW    Poem Text    
Last Line: Of jellyfish stew
Subject(s): Jellyfish; Food & Eating


KITTY CAUGHT A CATERPILLAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The bee caught her instead
Last Line: The bee caught her instead
Subject(s): Insects


LAST NIGHT I DREAMED OF CHICKENS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Dreams; Chickens; Nightmares


LONG GONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't waste your time in looking for
Subject(s): Animals; Dinosaurs


LOUDER THAN A CLAP OF THUNDER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Snoring


MY BROTHER'S BUG    Poem Text    
First Line: My brotherís bug was green and plump
Last Line: Was when I squashed my brotherís bug
Subject(s): Bugs


MY BROTHER'S REALLY STINGY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Thrift


MY FIRST BEST FRIEND    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Friendship


MY FROG IS A FROG    Poem Text    
First Line: My frog is a frog that is hopelessly hoarse
Subject(s): Frogs


MY MOTHER SAYS I'M SICKENING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mothers; Children; Childhood


MY NEIGHBOR'S DOG IS PURPLE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Dogs


MY PARENTS HAVE THE FLU TODAY    Poem Text    
Last Line: My parents have the flu
Subject(s): Parents; Sickness


MY UNDERDOG IS OVERWEIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Dogs


NOISY, NOISY    Poem Text    
First Line: It's noisy, noisy overhead,
Subject(s): Noise; Birds


OGREBRAG    Poem Text    
First Line: A callow knight in armor
Last Line: A callow knight in armor
Subject(s): Monsters


OH, TEDDY BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, teddy bear, dear teddy,
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


OYSTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oysters / are creatures
Subject(s): Oysters


PUMBERLY POTT'S UNPREDICTABLE NIECE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Automobiles; Food & Eating; Cars


SHEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Sheep are gentle, shy and meek
Subject(s): Sheep


SOMEONE SWIPED THE COOKIES'    Poem Text    
Last Line: My luscious chocolate chips
Subject(s): Cakes


SOMEONE SWIPED THE COOKIES'       


SPAGHETTI! SPAGHETTI!    Poem Text    
First Line: Spaghetti! Spaghetti! / you're wonderful stuff
Last Line: You're wonderful stuff
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Pasta; Spaghetti; Lasagna; Noodles; Macaroni


STRINGBEAN SMALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Stringbean small was tall and trim
Subject(s): Basketball; Sports


SUZANNA SOCKED ME SUNDAY    Poem Text    


THE ARMADILLO    Poem Text    
First Line: The ancient armadillo
Subject(s): Animals; Armadillos


THE AVERAGE HIPPOPOTAMUS    Poem Text    
Last Line: The average hippopotamus
Subject(s): Hippopotamuses


THE BALLPOINT PENGUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: The ballpoint penguins, black and white
Last Line: They aim their beaks and write and write
Subject(s): Pens & Pencils


THE BEAVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The beaver is fat
Subject(s): Animals; Beavers


THE BENGAL TIGER    Poem Text    
First Line: The bengal tiger likes to eat
Subject(s): Animals; Tigers


THE BLACK BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: In the summer, fall and spring
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


THE BOGEYMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the desolate depths of a perilous place
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE BUNNY BUS    Poem Text    
First Line: All aboard the bunny bus
Last Line: Rabbit transit gets you there
Subject(s): Buses; Rabbits


THE CHICKEN CLUB    Poem Text    
First Line: We are members in good standing
Last Line: And we're sprouting chickens
Subject(s): Chickens


THE CHIPMUNK    Poem Text    
First Line: Chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter
Last Line: Which he hopes will make him fatter
Subject(s): Chipmunks


THE COURT JESTER'S LAST REPORT TO THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh sire! My sire! Your castle's on fire
Subject(s): Spring


THE COW    Poem Text    
First Line: The cow mainly moos as she chooses
Subject(s): Cows


THE CREATURE IN THE CLASSROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: It appeared inside our classroom
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


THE CROCODILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beware the crafty crocodile
Subject(s): Crocodiles


THE EGG    Poem Text    
First Line: If you listen very carefully, you'll hear the chicken hatching
Subject(s): Chickens; Eggs


THE GIGGLING GAGGLING GAGGLE OF GEESE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Geese


THE HIPPOPOTAMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The huge hippopotamus hasn't a hair
Subject(s): Animals; Hippopotamuses


THE HOUSE MOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Little brown house mouse, laugh and leap
Last Line: As long as you're gone when the cat's awake
Subject(s): Mice


THE LION    Poem Text    
First Line: The lion has a golden mane
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


THE MANATEE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm partial to the manatee
Last Line: And hasn't any enemies
Subject(s): Manatees


THE MULTILINGUAL MYNAH BIRD       
First Line: Birds are known to cheep and chirp
Subject(s): Animals; Mynah Birds; Mina Birds; Myna Birds


THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a new kid on the block,
Subject(s): Bullies; Girls


THE OWL    Poem Text    
First Line: The owl is wary, the owl is wise
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


THE PACK RAT    Poem Text    
First Line: The pack rat's day is spent at play
Last Line: He does it as his hobby
Subject(s): Pack Rats


THE PANCAKE COLLECTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Come visit my pancake collection
Last Line: And bake up a few hundred more
Subject(s): Pancakes


THE POLAR BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The polar bear by being white
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


THE PORCUPINE    Poem Text    
First Line: The porcupine is puzzled
Subject(s): Porcupines


THE RABBIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hip-hop hoppity, hip-hop hoppity
Last Line: They let him hear the slightest sounds
Subject(s): Animals; Rabbits; Hares


THE SNAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: The snail doesn't know where he's going
Subject(s): Snails


THE SNAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't ever make
Last Line: Might be awake
Subject(s): Animals; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


THE SPAGHETTI NUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Eddie the spaghetti nut
Subject(s): Pasta; Spaghetti; Lasagna; Noodles; Macaroni


THE SPIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: The spider, sly and talented
Subject(s): Animals


THE THREE-TOED SLOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: The three-toed sloth is in a deep
Subject(s): Sloths


THE TURKEY SHOT OUT OF THE OVEN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Turkeys


THE TURTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The turtle's always been inclined
Subject(s): Turtles; Tortoises


THE VISITOR    Poem Text    
First Line: It came today to visit
Subject(s): Monsters


THE WITCH    Poem Text    
First Line: She comes by night, in fearsome flight,
Subject(s): Witchcraft & Witches


THE ZEBRA    Poem Text    
First Line: The zebra is undoubtedly
Subject(s): Zebras


TODAY IS VERY BORING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Boredom; Ennui


TOUCANS TWO    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever one toucan can do
Subject(s): Toucans


TWICKHAM TWEER    Poem Text    
First Line: Shed a tear for twickham tweer
Subject(s): Food & Eating


UNCLE BUNGLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Uncle bungle, now deceased
Subject(s): Food & Eating


WHEN I AM FULL OF SILENCE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Silence


WHY DO I HAVE TO CLEAN MY ROOM    Poem Text    


WILD WITCHES' BALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Late last night at wildwitchhall
Subject(s): Witchcraft & Witches


YAK    Poem Text    
First Line: Yickity-yackity, yickity-yak
Subject(s): Animals; Yaks