A Wolf Is at the Laundromat

By Jack Prelutsky b. 1940 Jack Prelutsky
A wolf is at the Laundromat,
it's not a wary stare-wolf,
it's short and fat, it tips its hat,
unlike a scary glare-wolf.

It combs its hair, it clips its toes,
it is a fairly rare wolf,
that's only there to clean its clothes—
it is a wash-and-wear-wolf.

Text © 1984 Jack Prelutsky. Used by Permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Source: The New Kid on the Block (HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 1984)

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Poet Jack Prelutsky b. 1940

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Subjects Nature, Animals, Social Commentaries, Cities & Urban Life

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Jack Prelutsky is a creator of inventive poems for children and adults alike. He served as the Poetry Foundation’s Children’s Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2008. Prelutsky grew up in the Bronx, and when he was young he studied classical music; though he gave up pursuing a career as an opera singer to concentrate on writing, he continues to sing.

In a Scholastic.com interview, when asked where his ideas come from, Prelutsky said, . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Animals, Social Commentaries, Cities & Urban Life

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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