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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:Newbery, non fiction, poetry

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


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Summary: This book is full of poems made for 2 people to read together. Most seem to have an insect as the main character and the poem about it tells stories about the way the specific insect lives life.

Personal Experience: This book of poetry gives insight to how each insect that we are around each day carry on their lives.

Future Classroom Extensions: 1. Break my students into groups and assign a poem from the book. 2. Have them read it together again and then tell me what they really think it means in a short reflection.
  LynleeRae | Nov 11, 2014 |
Joyful Noise contains a collection of poems which describe the characteristics of a variety of insects. The collection is written to be read aloud by two readers at the same time.

Joyful Noise won the Newbery Medal in 1989. The book shows the relation of two points of view through the genre of poetry. The "two voices" aspect is easily construed as the poems specify that they should be read aloud by two separate readers. ( )
  acahil3 | Nov 2, 2014 |
  mshampson | Oct 15, 2014 |
The poem Book Lice, is about two different lice, that are two different genders, jumping from one book to another. Although they liked different books, opposites do attract. What they had in common was books, and they could connect that way. ( )
  TaylorRankins | Sep 2, 2014 |
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 |
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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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