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Humor books for second graders

These second-grade reads are packed with goofy, "gooney," drooling pleasures.

By GreatSchools Staff

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It's Raining Pigs and Noodles

It's Raining Pigs & Noodles

It’s Raining Pigs & Noodles by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by James Stevenson (HarperTrophy, 2005)
$9.99, Amazon / IndieBound / Powell's

The title, which is also the first line, sets the playful tone. Delightfully anti-authoritarian and anti-establishment, Jack Prelutsky is the unexcelled master of word-playing nonsense. His laugh-aloud poems are rude, disrespectful, annoying, and perceptive. In a word, marvelous. Childish readers, however, will read, laugh, and pay him the ultimate compliment: They will memorize and repeat his lines with (pickle) relish. 160 pages.

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