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Rumpus of Rhymes: A Noisy Book of Poems

by Bobbi Katz, Susan Estelle Kwas (Illustrator)

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A poetry book about sounds, noisy sounds. This rhyming poetry book is filled with onomatopoeia as the book uses words to describe noises and situations. The book is about different poems and situations in which all of the sounds and noises are specific to that poem. I really enjoyed this book and think that it should be accessible to all children. I think that they would be able to hear the noises and associate to the poems or even be able to create a poem on their own. This is a great concept that the author uses and I think that it works great with this book. Each page is a new story, with a new sound and feel.

The illustrations in this book are amazing as well. I felt that they tied the book together and added so much more to each poem. ( )
  mlanford3 | Feb 21, 2016 |
A wonderful collection of rhyming poems that focus on sounds and noises. The sounds such as "thud" or "kerrrchoo" are a clever way to introduce and reinforce phonics in poems above everyday life, like buses, allergies, rain, crows, dancing, etc. This is a must in every classroom. The poems are clever and the rhyming words help young readers learn sounds and words. The illustrations compliment each poem in a meaningful way that will help young readers understand the context of new vocabulary words.

There is a poem in this book that can be incorporated into just about any subject or unit lesson in elementary grades. Children would very much enjoy making the noisy sounds that are found in this book. Wonderful way to engage young readers in an active way into reading and literacy activities. These poems can be used either as an introduction to a topic or as a fun conclusion. ( )
  zsvandyk | Apr 11, 2015 |
This book tells poems about noise. Each poem is about a different kind of person with a different noise associated with them. This is an interesting tale that the kids would really enjoy listening to. It is relatable, because kids love making noise!
  bmmander | Nov 26, 2013 |
A book full of loud noises. This book to me because it was very colorful and the words were very bold and bright. Taking actions that we use daily and making them into sounds. ( )
  MaryEttaJ | Jan 28, 2013 |
This book is literally "noisy" poetry. This book contains different poems about seasons, life activities, all while using discriptive sounds to express the subjects. This would be a really fun book to read to children. I would have to practice to get all the sounds correct, but overall I can see children having a lot of fun, and being very expressive with this book. ( )
  nnicolic | Apr 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525467181, Hardcover)

Here's a wake-up call to any kid who associates "poetry" with tame recitations and namby-pamby wording-it's a book bursting with verses that sputter, shout, chatter, and beg to be read out loud...really loud! Well-known poet Bobbi Katz sets every foot to tapping and tongue to rapping with her infectious odes to noises of all kinds. From burps to soothing ocean waves to honking horns, noises jump and jangle. Printed in the funkiest fonts and paired with the stylish, boldly graphic illustrations of newcomer Susan Kwas, whose artwork snaps and pops as vigorously as the poems themselves, this volume guarantees readers an eyeful as well as an earful. After enjoying this slyly witty invitation to make a ruckus, kids will want to raise a rousing cheer for poetry!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:16 -0400)

Presents a collection of short poems, including "Listen", "Spring Conversation", "Summer Jazz", and "Parade", which feature all sorts of sounds.

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