Scranimals (Jack Prelutsky)

When a curious young boy and girl go to Scranimal Island to see some wacky things, they get what they bargained for. Spinachickens with leafy feathers and Bananacondas that shed their peels and creep around.

Full of clever, imaginative creatures and crazy illustrations by Peter Sis, this collection of short poems is super fun.

Sis' artwork fits in with Prelutsky's somewhat dark writing theme, with a plethora of pale and dark colors and fantastical landscapes, and grim animals such as the helpless "Cardinalbacore," the haunting "Radishark" and pathetic "Avocadodos."

Each poem is fairly short, and has the pronunciation of each mutant creature as well as things hidden in the pictures for you to find. I recommend it for ages 4 and up.

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