Hi there, Booktomato family! How is your week going? We are falling victim to the "heat dome" that the weather channel keeps talking about. It. Is. Hot. Truth be told, Memphis is hot every summer, and every summer, I act surprised, "What?! It gets hot in the summer here?!" But really, I'm not kidding. It's hot. In between running through the sprinkler in the front yard and eating our weight in ice cream, we are reading these poems by Jack Prelutsky.
Jack Prelutsky has written the holy grail of children's poetry, and I have yet to meet a kid that hasn't loved, laughed, and become intrigued with his work when its read aloud.
"It's raining pigs and noodles, it's pouring frogs and hats, chrysanthemums and poodles, bananas, brooms, and cats."
His work encompasses titles that you may have already be familiar with, like his popular collection called "The Dragons Are Singing Tonight" and "My Dog May Be a Genius". His poems really hit the target for elementary school kids possessing tons of silly and absurd humor, tongue twisters, and quirky surprises that kids that age just flip for!
Check out his website for more information and some really fun activities. http://jackprelutsky.com/
If you love his poems, there is an app that is based on one of his books, The New Kid on The Block. Here's the link to download that app.