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Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy

Dirt on My Shirt (edition 2008)

by Jeff Foxworthy, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator)

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Title:Dirt on My Shirt
Authors:Jeff Foxworthy
Other authors:Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2008), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:animals, children's literature, humorous Poetry, children's poetry, American, comedy, family, friendship, funny, humor, Jeff Foxworthy, non-fiction, picture book, poems, poetry

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Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy



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This book was very fun. There were many poems, but there was a picture for each poem. Whether there was one or three poems on a page, each would have at least one picture. I think this is important for children to visual what the author wants them to see. Poetry can be hard to decipher at first, but the pictures aide students with the ideas. I also like how the poems had a few general themes, for example, there were multiple about family members, and then there were many about nature and being outside. While this keeps things different, it also makes the book have a little consistency. All the poems are very kid friendly and kid relatable. The big message in this book, is to see things differently. Don’t just look outside, imagine things outside. Don’t just look at your family members, think of their qualities and how they make each person unique. ( )
  AudreyLast | Apr 19, 2015 |
Visualizing with poetry is what can be done using this book. Students can be expected to recognize sensory details in literary text. Visualizing can be combines with variety of topics and strategies, the students are able to crete mental images of what they're reading to make this text more meaningful.
  ecm014 | Dec 1, 2014 |
This poem book can be used for visualizing poetry. Its recommended use is for first graders but I think I could even extend it into third grade since at the moment they are working with poetry and inference. the visualization aspect of it allows the kids to create a picture in their mind but a way to use it for an inferences exercise would be to put two to three pictures on the smart board and have the kids in discussion groups to infer what the topic or word of the pictures are, then after the given time reveal the correct answer to them.
  ecm014 | Oct 23, 2014 |
Flamboyant illustrations fill the pages and surround the text of Dirt on my Shirt bringing the story to life! The collection of hysterical poems capture the innocent fun of childhood; including essential themes, such as the bonds of two friends. Poems also include the everyday happenings of being a child; bubble baths, escaping balloons, and fun time with dad. In addition to the relatable aspects, the rhymes were fun and simple to remember. This is a great piece to read aloud! ( )
  nfigue1 | Oct 1, 2014 |
Dirt on my Shirt
By Jeff Foxworthy

I liked Dirt on my Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy for three reasons. First, I liked the variation of poem length within the collection. Specifically, there are poems as short as four lines, as long as sixteen lines, and everything in between. This is awesome because it expresses to readers that significant ideas can be expressed in just four lines. Second, I liked how some of the poems cover familiar, kid-family topics like lost baseball hats and bubble baths. Lastly, I liked how Foxworthy incorporates humorous poems about his relatives such as, Grandma, Grandaddy, Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins. These poems are funny because essentially Foxworthy is harmlessly making fun of his family members. Overall, the “big idea” of Dirt on my Shirt is introduce young children to poetry. In addition, Foxworthy does an excellent job capturing the essence of being a kid. ( )
  Mdierd1 | Apr 15, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061208469, Hardcover)

In this hilarious collection of poems, comedian Jeff Foxworthy creates a neighborhood filled with fun, family, friends, and more. Here you'll meet Cousin Lizzy, Uncle Ed and Aunt Foo Foo, cows with horns that don't go beep, dads in sweaters, also sheep. From the thrill of flying to the imaginary planet Woosocket to bonding with a friend over a shared hatred of spinach, these poems capture the very essence of being a kid.

Filled with sly humor and always affectionate, Dirt on My Shirt is sure to delight kids, big and little, everywhere.

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Selected from the best-selling picture book by Jeff Foxworthy, these humorous poems are ready for beginning readers to enjoy. From meeting Auntie Brooke and Uncle Keith to searching for tadpoles and snakes, young readers will love discovering Jeff's vibrant neighborhood for themselves.… (more)

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