Awful Ogre's awful day

by Prelutsky, Jack.

Format: Print Book 2001
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Beloved children's poet Jack Prelutsky and acclaimed illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky have created a tour de force picture book of epic proportions and infinite appeal!

It's pouring. The wind is blowing down trees. Awful Ogre's rattlesnake wakes him. He tickles his piranha, scatters his rats, and disengages his leeches. Another wonderful day is about to begin.

Awful Ogre, huge, hungry, horrible--and totally lovable, will steal the heart of every reader. Larger than life--larger, in fact, than all other ogres, Awful Ogre packs into one day enough excitement, imagination, emotion, and sheer ebullience to last most of us a lifetime.

New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing," a School Library Journal Best Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-8. In these wild nonsense verses and pictures, the one-eyed monster may be a curmudgeonly giant, but he's also a part of every preschooler at play, whether he's gorging on bowls of roasted troll "prepared in special slime" or scrubbing his face with weasel grease. Zelinsky extends the physicalness of Prelutsky's words with gory, wonderfully detailed double-page spreads in watercolor and pen and ink that resemble the grotesque crowds of Brueghel the Elder, as well as the wild things of Sendak. From the time the ogre wakes up in the morning with his pets ("My buzzard pecks my belly / Till I fling it from the bed"), each page celebrates a part of his awful and joyful day. One of the best is the ogre's visit to a restaurant, where he not only gobbles all the food but also the silverware, the plates, and the tablecloth. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a starred review, PW called this collection of light verse "a divinely wretched celebration of subversity, with possibilities for gross-outs from sunup to sundown." Ages 6-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ghouls and ogres -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Ghouls and ogres -- Poetry.
American poetry.
Publisher New York :Greenwillow Books,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Zelinsky, Paul O.
Language English
Description 39 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
ISBN 0688077781 (trade)
068807779X (lib. bdg.)
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