The Frog Wore Red Suspenders

Red horse, white horse, black horse, gray,
in a pasture, hard at play,
snort and neigh and stamp their feet,
nibble bluegrass, fresh and sweet.

So begins one of the many fun-to-read-aloud poems in Jack Prelutsky’s book The Frog Wore Red Suspenders. He uses repetition and alliteration to bring rhythm to these delightful poems. He clearly has fun with words. I highly recommend this book for the children in your lives… or simply as an antidote to Monday morning at the office!

One comment

  • Anonymous
    March 5, 2008 - 11:53 am | Permalink

    The poems in Prelutsky’s book are fun for anyone to read, but they are especially good for children. The words practically dance off the page and kids love the the ryhthm of the words, even if they don’t know the meanings. The bonus is great illustrations.

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