Title: It’s Raining Pigs & Noodles
Author: Jack Prelutsky
Illustrator: James Stevenson
Awards: IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice, IRA/CBC Children's Choice, Parents' Choice Gold Award
Publication Date: 2000
Audience: Gr. 3, 4, 5
Overview: This book is hilarious. Even those with an extreme dislike of poetry can find something to relate to in the untraditional wordplay. Regardless of age, the reader can find rich humor in a variety of unusual characters, styles, and settings. Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky has created poems that defy convention and effortlessly encourage creativity and laughter. James Stevenson’s simple illustrations enhance and encourage the reader to enjoy each and every one of these creative and amusing poems.
Activity: Write a short continuous poem or story in a circle so that there is no start or end. Illustrate the subject within and around the circle of words.
Reviewer’s Name: Darby Hewes
Posted by Dr. Deb L. Marciano at 10/03/2008