Greenwillow Books Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast
Greenwillow Books Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast

By Jack Prelutsky


Publication Date: January 19, 2021

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Ages 8 And Up, Grades 3 And Up

A new collection from the celebrated former Young People’s Poet Laureate and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky, featuring more than one hundred original poems! Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast is guaranteed to make readers laugh, imagine, write, and dream. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Ruth Chan!

From a lizard playing a mandolin (although not very well) to the surprised guest of honor (at a birthday party he threw for himself), there’s something for everyone in Jack Prelutsky’s Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast. Ruth Chan’s lively and hilarious black-and-white art jumps off the page and illuminates a wide array of poetic forms, from haiku to concrete poems and everything in between. This collection is full of the wit, humor, and imagination that has made Jack Prelutsky a household name and one of the most beloved poets for children.Includes black-and-white line art on every page, plus an index.

About the Author

Jack Prelutsky was the nation’s first Young People’s Poet Laureate. He has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers Scranimals and The New Kid on the Block. He lives in Washington State. You can visit him online at Ruth Chan is an author and illustrator who studied art and education at Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the author and illustrator of Where’s the Party? and she is the illustrator of The Great Indoors, by Julie Falatko, and Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World, by Colleen AF Venable. She writes and illustrates full-time in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her online at

Format: Hardcover

Length: 144 pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

ISBN: 9780063019133

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