The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.

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age 8+

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age 8+

Not For Modern Children!

This is just another stale, thoroughly boring collection of poetry hurriedly compiled in order for its author to make money. I guess his own books were not doing all that well, so he decided to put his name on this compilation by poets of the past. I read the majority of this tripe when I was a child - or had someone read it to me - and it's as unpalatable today as it was then. If you're looking for good poetry for really young children then pick up some Dr. Seuss books. I like Shel Silverstein also, but I do not recommend his work for children under the age of 10. And, for children of all ages I strongly recommend 'Skipping Across The Rainbow Sea' by KT Iversen.

Book Details

  • Author: Jack Prelutsky
  • Illustrator: Arnold Lobel
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication date: September 12, 1983
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 5 - 7
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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