Friday, April 28, 2017

The Swamps of Sleethe


by Jack Prelutsky (Children's Poet Laureate 2006-2008)
illustrated by Jimmy Pickering
Knopf, 2009.

Somewhere out beyond the solar system are planets like Sarbro, Theentor, and Grob. And on every planet is the likely possibility of a painful and sudden death. Jack Prelutsky's hilarious rhymes show us that humans might want to stay safely on our home planet, away from a places where you'll laugh to death or turn into a tree. But Prelutsky also reminds us that our home planet needs to be taken care of if it's going to stay a place where we want to live. 



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