The most accessible and joyous introduction to the world of poetry is as popular as ever—featuring poems by Margaret Wise Brown, Lewis Carroll, Robert Frost, Kate Greenaway, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and more. The Random House Book of Poetry for Children offers both funny and illuminating poems for kids, personally selected by the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky. Featuring a wealth of beloved classic poems from the past, plus modern glittering gems, this thoughtful treasury offers a world of surprises and delights that will instill a lifelong love of poetry. Featuring 572 unforgettable poems, and over 400 one-of-a-kind illustrations from Arnold Lobel, the Caldecott-winning illustrator of the Frog and Toad series, this collection is a modern classic.
JACK PRELUTSKY was named the United States’ first Children’s Poet Laureate in 2006. He has written more than 40 books of verse and has selected poems for 12 anthologies.?ARNOLD LOBEL is widely hailed as one of the greatest children’s book illustrators of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Fables and is the author/illustrator of the beloved Frog and Toad books. His last major project before his death in 1987 was The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose.