Kids can’t do without silliness. They need it and crave it and will find it wherever they can: in crazy jokes, hokey dancing, strange pictures, and wild behavior of every kind. So let’s be sure they find it on their bookshelves as well!
Silly poems can show preschoolers the delight of manipulating language with rhyme and rhythm, not to mention the power of a good joke. And there’s something so satisfying about reading clever verse aloud, we’re sure you’ll come to adore these selections as much as your little one. Enjoy your kids' sillies while you can!
Jack Prelutsky, It's Raining Pigs and Noodles
Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, Bruce Lansky, Ed.
For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funny Bone, Jack Prelutsky, Ed.
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