The Dragons are Singing Tonight

The Dragons are Singing Tonight An excellent collection Prelutsky and Sis g to life so many sorts of dragons the large the small the ferocious the technological the gentle the ominous and the disconsolate There s a just right

  • Title: The Dragons are Singing Tonight
  • Author: Jack Prelutsky Peter Sís
  • ISBN: 9780688161620
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • An excellent collection.Prelutsky and Sis.g to life so many sorts of dragons the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate There s a just right quality to the verse that makes it a pleasure to read the words aloud Their sounds fit together with seamless craftsmanship and their sense rewards listeners wiAn excellent collection.Prelutsky and Sis.g to life so many sorts of dragons the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate There s a just right quality to the verse that makes it a pleasure to read the words aloud Their sounds fit together with seamless craftsmanship and their sense rewards listeners with humor, imagination, and occasional poignancy.Because it appeals on so many levels, this is one poetry book that won t siton the shelf for long Booklist.

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    1. Jack Prelutsky Peter Sís

      Jack Prelutsky is an American poet He attended New York public schools, and later the High School of Music and Art and Hunter College Prelutsky, who has also worked as a busboy, furniture mover, folk singer, and cab driver, claims that he hated poetry in grade school because of the way it was taught He is the author of than 30 poetry collections including Nightmares Poems to Trouble Your Sleep and A Pizza the Size of the Sun He has also compiled countless children s anthologies comprised of poems of others Jack Prelutsky was married to Von Tre Venefue, a woman he had met in France They divorced in 1995, but Jack remarried He currently lives in Washington state with his wife, Carolyn He befriended a gay poet named Espiritu Salamanca in 1997 and both now work together in writing poems and stories for children and adults alike.

    826 thoughts on “The Dragons are Singing Tonight”

    1. Like with many poetry books, this book is a compilation of separate poems about dragons. From a poem about a kid who owns a pet dragon, to a poem from the perspective of a dragon, to addressing people who don’t believe in dragons, this book is a fun book to introduce different kinds of poetry to a class. This book provides a wide range of difficulty as it has very simple and short poems, as well as longer and more complex poems, making it perfect for any elementary school classroom. This book [...]


    2. This is a great book of high interest for teaching poetry. Many kids in k-6th like dragons, so it is a good tool for teaching poetry. The poems range from very simple and short to long with difficult vocabulary. The illustrations scaffold the poems, and can be used to teach ryhming, the forms of poetry, and inferring. All of the poems could be used as read alouds, some would be great for choral reading as well.


    3. This book was always a favorite of mine when I was growing up. I recently found my family's copy and read it cover-to-cover once again. The poems are beautifully crafted, but easy for a child to understand. These poems tell how great it would be to have dragons in our world. And who wouldn't want a pet dragon?


    4. This book will appeal to kids and adults alike. It has poems that evoke a range of emotions, and some that are just fun to read. I recommend it for dragon lovers, as a read-aloud, and for everyone with a wild imagination. (Though the dragons are real, of course.)


    5. My kindergarten son (who is now 23) chose this book at a book fair. It is absolutely delightful! Clever poetry and very funny! What I didn't know at the time, was that my son was born in the year of the dragonmmmmmcidence?


    6. I've had this book since I was a teen. Lovely poems about dragons, all very different, coupled wth gorgeous illustrations!


    7. This is the CUTEST book of poetry ever! It's meant for kids, but I love it so much I'm making my high school students make their own dragon book in January when we study poetry!



    8. The dragons are singing tonight contains lots of poems about dragons. Mostly humorous from the dragon's point of view or someone talking about dragons. The point of this book is to make people to believe in dragons. Because this book is a book of multiple different poems about dragons, there is no real plot. Instead it mainly just revolves around the theme of dragons, from a kids who has a pet dragon, to a dragon talking about itself. One of the main poems is about people who don’t believe in [...]


    9. Begun and done. A wonderful little collection of clever rhyming prose that will delight the kiddos, while still enchanting adults with its witty wordy wonders. Hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I have to say, the imagery combined the poem itself of IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN DRAGONS, definitely had me smiling.


    10. I think it's a good way to get kids involved in reading poetry. Prelutsky is one of my favorite authors, and I enjoy reading the different types of books he writes. Kids love dragons - so why not use that to get them to read poetry?


    11. The art and the poems are absolutely delightful. Creative, inspiring, imaginative--a must for fans of dragons and poetry and art. Or any of the above. Or for convincing people who don't think they like dragons, poetry, or art.


    12. Peter Sis' illustrations contain an element of the medieval, and Prelutsky is always a joy to read aloud. The poems beg to be sung aloud, troubadour style -- be sure to snag a copy of the audiobook, which does just that! A gem of a read-aloud!



    13. Not my favorite collection of poetry, the poems were a little hard to understand for the second graders. Definitely a great example of various types of poetry though.



    14. I enjoyed these poems because they're just funny poems about what dragon's do and I think they would be great for students as a fun way to read poetry.


    15. Jack Prelutsky lends his light, humorous brand of verse to the subject of mythic beasts in The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, a 1993 poetry picture book. The poems are united by one defining characteristic – they feature dragons of all shapes, forms, colors, and attitudes. Some dragons are of the familiar fire and scale, while others are mechanical, invisible, insect-sized, or computerized. The dragons have human emotions that range from melancholy to boredom and tenderness to ferocity. "I Am Bo [...]


    16. The dragons are singing tonight are poems written by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Peter Sis. The book is about dragons. As the author said in the dust jacket of the book, just like you don’t believe in dragons, dragons have also chosen not to believe in you. The poems can be enjoyed by all readers, they are fun and exciting. Dragons were really important in our past and Prelutsky and Sis do a wonderful job in bringing them back to life.The poems by Jack Prelutsky are genius; they range fr [...]


    17. This poetry book written by Jack Prelutsky, caught my eye as soon as I read the title. It was 39 pages long with a full page of illustrations done by Peter Sis. There was short and medium length poems on every other page. I really enjoyed the outline of the book but the poems seemed to be all over the place when focused on the overall reading level. Some of the poems such as: "Nasty Little Dragonsong" (page 16), "I am boom" (page 31) and "I Have a Dozen Dragons" (page 28) targeted a younger age [...]


    18. I saw this book at the PA Renaissance Faire on Sunday and picked it up because I love dragons. I collect dragon statues, have honestly not read many dragon stories, but I was pleasantly surprised with this book full of rhyming poetry. The woman at the Faire’s “Scriptorium” (book store) said her favorite poem was called Nasty Little DragonSong, and that is definitely up there with some of my favorites too. It is hard to choose but I think my favorite is this one.Once They All Believed In Dr [...]


    19. I found this by accident when searching for children's books illustrated by Peter Sis (a Czech) to send to a friend living in the Czech Republic. Of course, I had to read it for myself to determine whether to add it to the Christmas lists for other children.The poetry would be lovely all on its own, but it's just amazing when paired with the crazy illustrations. The sample poem on the book page is a good example of the rhythm and language of the poetry, but is one of the least clever. (My favor [...]


    20. For the read-aloud, I chose a few poems from the Prelusky book, as I had a group of 4-year-olds who I thought would enjoy dragons. They seemed to enjoy them a great deal, particularly as the illustrations enhance the poems so much. For example, in “I am my Master’s Dragon” we used the illustration (of a dragon flying in the moonlight) to figure out why the dragon in the poem was so sad. Since it has been raining so much, we finished with “My dragon’s been disconsolate” and figured ou [...]


    21. The Dragons are Singing Tonight is a fun poetry book about dragons. The poems range from very short to almost an entire page. Each poem has enriching vocabulary, great rhythm, and descriptive language. I think this is a great children’s book. I have a few students who are really interested in dragons, but not necessarily poetry. This book has the potential to open their eyes to an entirely different genre. I like that the illustrations take up the whole page and they seem to have a lot of dept [...]


    22. This book is the only thing my son asked me to get him for Christmas; he had read it at school and written down the title and author name on a scrap of paper. (How could I NOT get it for him??!) I couldn't find it anywhere and had to order it from , and it didn't arrive until five days *after* ChristmasThe poems employ a surprisingly robust vocabulary and range in length (the shortest is just four lines), and all tell a story of dragon life, often with humor in the vein of Shel Silverstein. Pers [...]


    23. When I saw the cover of this book, I expected the poems to be sort of dark and about the medieval times but to my surprise they were actually quite happy poems, some of them about nice dragons as pets. Overall, I really liked these poems because they were creative in a way that I have never really imagined dragons in those situations. However, some of the poems were quite long which took me out of it. They were good but I just felt like they were too long. Even though I didn't enjoy the long poe [...]


    24. Prelutsky and Sis must be true believers to bring to life so many sorts of dragons: the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate. There's a "just right" quality to the verse that makes it a pleasure to read the words aloud. Their sounds fit together with seamless craftsmanship, and their sense rewards listeners with humor, imagination, and occasional poignancy. More than a mirror for the verse, Sis' artwork extends the imagery with paintin [...]


    25. I absolutely loved the collection of poems growing up. The drawings are excellent and complex enough to get children asking questions. If you haven't read it's definitely worth a try! Nasty DragonI'm a nasty nasty dragon,I've been nasty since my birthWhen it comes to nasty dragons,I'm the nastiest on earth.I've a nasty nasty temper,and my breath is nasty tooI was nasty to my parentsand I'll be nastier to you!It's my nature to be nasty,nasty nasty night and day.I will act completely nasty if your [...]


    26. I love this book! My grandmother would read it to me when I was little (she taught second grade and used this book in her class). My favorite poem is about the mechanical dragon, and we would sit together and see how many items we could find built inside this mechanical dragon. This is such a fun poetry book for children and a great one to use to introduce poetry. The pictures are great, and many of the poems are so funny, and it is about dragons. Often times poetry isn't seen as something very [...]


    27. A collection of poems about all sorts of dragons, both funny and more serious (but usually funny).As a dragon fan, I liked Prelutsky's poetry in this but sometimes didn't care for Sis' illustrations. I thought I had read this before, but now I'm not sure I did. It didn't match up with what I remembered, so now I'm wondering what other poetry book out there has dragons on the cover but not many dragons inside??? This one has plenty of dragons inside and was quite satisfying in that area.Content n [...]


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