1940 - Born on the 8th of September in Brooklyn, New York.
1967 - He published his first book of humorous verse, A Gopher in the Garden.
1976 - He is the author of more than 50 poetry collections including Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep.
1978 - The Mean Old Mean Hyena.
1990 - Something BIG Has Been Here.
2006 - The Poetry Foundation named Prelutsky the inaugural winner of the Children’s Poet Laureate award.
According to his website: "Named the first Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2006, this poet is known for his wacky and inventive verse."
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