The Frogs Wore Red SuspendersFall 2002 Non-Fiction
Ages: 5 - 18 yrs.
Author: Jack Prelutsky
Illustrator: Petra Mathers
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books / Amistad
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Review:The prolific and talented Jack Prelutsky offers yet another collection of newly-minted nonsense verse. There's a fresh wrinkle in this volume: exotic place names of various cities and towns across the nation - Minneapolis, Winnemucca and El Paso, to name a few - figure in the rhymes. The title verse is one of the exceptions, as is this reviewer's favorite, There Was a Tiny Baker ("who had a tiny shop/ he baked a tiny cookie/ with a frosting on the top." etc.). Petra Mather's bright and cheery watercolor illustrations are a decided asset to an uneven but enjoyable work.
Selma G. Lanes ©2002 Parents' Choice
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