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The New Kid on the Block

The New Kid on the Block

by Jack Prelutsky Illustrated by James Stevenson

There's a new kid on the block,
and boy, that kid is tough,
that new kid punches hard,
that new kid plays real rough,
that new kid's big and strong,
with muscles everywhere,
that new kid tweaked my arm,
that new kid pulled my hair.

Collected here are more than 100 humorous poems, profusely illustrated, about such strange creatures and people as the Gloopy Gloopers and Baloney Belly Billy. Turn the pages and be introduced to jellyfish stew, a bouncing mouse, a ridiculous dog, a boneless chicken, and the very unexpected new kid!

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.7
Lexile Measure
NP
DRA
38
Guided Reading
P
Number of Pages
160
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Poetry, Songs, Verse

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Jack Prelutsky Though Jack Prelutsky once believed poetry was the literary equivalent of liver ("I was told that it was good for me, but I wasn't convinced"), his verse has been turning children into poetry lovers for years.
James Stevenson

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