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Nightmares

Poems to Trouble Your Sleep. Messages S.

By (author) Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: A & C Black (Childrens books)
Published: 14th Sep 1978
Dimensions: w 210mm h 250mm
Interest age: 8-12
Reading age: 2-12
ISBN-10: 0713618612
ISBN-13: 9780713618617
Barcode No: 9780713618617

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Whether or not they trouble your sleep, Prelutsky's ogre's gallery makes other monster poems turn pale. The company numbers thirteen from Will o' the Wisp to Bogeyman and includes loose-jointed skeletons who will set tongues dancing "with the click and the clack/and the chitter and the chack/ and the clatter and the chatter/of their bare bare bones" and a grisly schoolyard ghoul who'll make mincemeat of your funnybone. The all-stops-open rhythm swings along with never a break or groan, and Lobel, disguised as Edward Gorey for the occasion, falls into the spirit of morbid glee. The whole performance is as polished as a vampire's incisor. (Kirkus Reviews)