Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Jack Prelutsky selected Children's Poet Laureate

Popular children's poet and poetry editor, Jack Prelutsky, is the first Children's Poet Laureate. For more information, take a look at this USAToday article and at his biographical article in the Academy of American Poets website. "Prelutsky, who lives in Seattle, says he writes the "kind of poems I would have liked as a kid: about food fights, dinosaurs, imaginary animals and outer space," ' according to the USAToday article. That's why his poetry is so popular with children. Not as well known as children's poet, Shel Silverstein, Prelutsky's books make a terrific gift for children and also answer that pesky assignment to select and memorize a favorite poem which can send any household into a tizzy.

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