Reviewed for Third Grade, 2007

Got a kid who claims to hate poetry? Sic this collection on her, and try to suppress your smile as she devours the thing. From Improbable Emporiums stocked with fur umbrellas and hippo dental floss, to pizzas that take a year and a half to bake, this book is chock-full of fun-loving absurdity. A wonderful choice for reading aloud, or for reading alone, Prelutsky will remind you of an old friend, Shel Silverstein. James Stevenson's playful illustrations make this book even more winning. So order up! This Pizza goes down easy. (Greenwillow, $17.99)