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Joyful Noise: Poems For Two Voices (Turtleback School & Library Binding… (original 1988; edition 1992)

by Paul Fleischman, Eric Beddows (Illustrator)

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Title:Joyful Noise: Poems For Two Voices (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Authors:Paul Fleischman
Other authors:Eric Beddows (Illustrator)
Info:Turtleback (1992), School & Library Binding, 64 pages
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Tags:Newbery, non fiction, poetry

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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (1988)


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Such an interesting and delightful collection of verse. I love how commonplace creatures like fireflies, butterflies, and other insects are celebrated and glorified by beautiful words. I really appreciate the "two voices" aspect - could definitely use this for choral reading activities during my poetry unit. ( )
  jcarroll12 | Jul 26, 2014 |
Summary: I felt like this book was difficult to get into. The patterns were different in each story and poem but it did not have pictures nor did it seem to follow a certain pattern.
PErsonal Experience: Some people may really enjoy thisbook, but i found it quite difficult.
  atinney16 | Jul 15, 2014 |
If ever a book screamed "Integrate me into your biology class!", this is it. Meant to be read aloud by at least two, but quite feasible for choral reading. Pick a poem, read aloud, analyze for the usual elements of poetry. Also glean the science info from the text and hook into background knowledge. I would toy with using a poem both prior to and after studying an insect. Drama and musical extensions possible.

Age level - upper elementary and above ( )
  Desirichter | Jul 14, 2014 |
Poems for two voices are always more fun read out loud than silently, but even silent reading of Joyful Noise shows how clever Fleischman's poems can be. My favorite poem in this collection is Book Lice, the amusing tale of a book lice romance. Each louse loves a different type of book so they choose to settle together in Roget's Thesaurus. Requiem, on the other hand, inspires reader's sympathy for all the bugs that die in fall's first freeze.
  vsoler | Jun 7, 2014 |
This book is really fun for children to participate in reading out loud and mimic the sounds of insects and bugs. Not only does this book show how poetry doesn't need to rhyme, but it shows how the structure of poetry can be manipulated into reflecting the subject, in this case bugs. It also teaches about the bug of topic in each poem either about its lifespan or how it survives. The art is limited and is a sketch drawing of the insect above the title of the poem and shows the many features the bugs have to offer. This book is great to read in a class and would be fun to use outside!
  astares | May 15, 2014 |
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Winner of the 1989 Newbery Award, Joyful Noise is a children's book of poetry about insects that was designed for two readers to enjoy together. On each page are two columns of verse for children to alternate reading aloud about the lives of six-legged creatures ranging from fireflies writing in the sky to a love affair between two lice, crickets eating pie crumbs and the single day in the life of a mayfly. Charming large scale soft-pencil illustrations enhance the comical, easy-to-read text.

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A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects.

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