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Jack Prelutsky

I’m mostly influenced by life, what’s around…

 
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I’m mostly influenced by life, what’s around me, and my own childhood.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

I would go to sketch groups and…

 
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I would go to sketch groups and draw. I really enjoyed the subject matter, but I wasn’t good at it.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

I write the poems first, with only…

 
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I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I’m given the illustration first.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

I look for poetry in English because…

 
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I look for poetry in English because it’s the only language I read.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

I keep a guitar around while writing…

 
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I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it’s fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

I invented animals and birds – I…

 
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I invented animals and birds – I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

I accept challenges, I have always done…

 
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I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

There’s not too much difference between writing…

 
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There’s not too much difference between writing a picture book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so, except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

I always knew would be some sort…

 
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I always knew would be some sort of artist, but didn’t know what.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

Children seem naturally drawn to poetry -…

 
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Children seem naturally drawn to poetry – it’s some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain…

 
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Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

Writing gives me the opportunity to explore…

 
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Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

After I’d produced about two dozen pen…

 
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After I’d produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

When I began writing, I didn’t read…

 
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When I began writing, I didn’t read any other children’s poets… I didn’t want to be influenced until I’d found my own voice. Now I read them all.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

We all need ways to express ourselves,…

 
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We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine.– Quote by Jack Prelutsky

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