Kids’ Book Pick: A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky

Do not approach an emu,

The bird does not esteem you.

It wields a quick and wicked kick

That’s guaranteed to cream you.

– Jack Prelutsky

A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky is my children’s book pick for April. This book is a wonderful introduction to the world of poetry. It is fun, lighthearted, and a truly magical read. It was first published in 1996, but continues to be just as great a read today. It is a book for kids who have enjoyed Prelutsky’s  Be Glad your Nose is on your Face and Other Poems and Something BIG Has Been Here, Janeczko and Raschka’s A Poke in the I, and Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends.

A Pizza the Size of the Sun is a silly read with poems covering a vast array of topics. If you want a poem about bedraggled gerbils or speedy grandmas… then this the book for you. There are over 150 pages of short and long poems that will have you laughing all day long. Each poem includes a hilarious illustration that is fun for kids of all ages. Even adults will enjoy this creative book of poems.

-Contributed by Dominique, Youth Services Librarian