Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Swamps of Sleethe by Jack Prelutsky

Prelutsky, Jack The Swamps of Sleethe, 40 pgs. Knopf Books for Young Readers; Language~G, Sexual Content~G; Violence~PG

This newest collection of poetry from Jack Prelutsky screams to be read aloud especially to boys! It is full of ghastly planets that all have some creature waiting to participate in your demise or at least your transformation and imprisonment on their planet! In addition to clever readable poetry Prelutsky has also challenged readers to figure out the word puzzle that accompanies most poems. With the unfortunate demise of most of the people in the poem, this book may not be for all readers, but I would recommend it for older elementary kids and middle school students!

Upper ELM/MS. ESSENTIAL Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Librarian

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