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A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing…

A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing and Shout

by Paul B. Janeczko

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This book is filled with a range of poems. They are more appropriate for the older elementary grades or levels. The range is pretty broad. For example, it includes the poem "Speak Up," by Janet S. Wong, which is about racism. It also includes a much simpler poems like "A Tomcat Is," by J. Patrick Lewis which is about a cat.

The book starts out with actually describing what poetry. It says that above many things, poetry is sound. I think this is great because I could start off with that in the beginning of a lesson and then continue with reading a few poems from the book. I could use a book like this because the poems range so much. ( )
  ashleyschifano | Sep 1, 2014 |
4Q, 2P: This is a wonderful collection of poems that feet the theme wonderfully (the theme being silly rhymes and nonsensical stories). You just can't help but read most of them out loud. The selection of the individual poems to be included was spot on! However, I don't find poetry to be a genre that appeals really easy to a whole lot of my patrons. So it would probably take considerable pushing to get them interested in this book. ( )
  lmrayvon | May 13, 2014 |
Not a fan of this book
  EmilySansovich | Apr 25, 2014 |
This was a good book for younger children. It is a collection of small poems. Some were a little harder to understand. Some were better than others. Overall I would share this book with children from 3rd grade on up. ( )
  SamanthaMulkey | Apr 24, 2014 |
I didn't really like this book of poetry. One reason I didn't like this book is because some of the poems were nonsense. For example in a poem titled The Loch Ness Monster's song there is not an actual word in the entire poem. The first line says, "Sssnnnwhuffffll?" The rest of the poem is about the same. It doesn't make any sense. There is another poem about licking a fence. I just don't care for that type of poetry.

Another reason I don't like this book is because several of the poems are extremely long. As personal preference I like my poems to be short. For example One of the poems is two pages long.

I don't think there is an actual theme to this book. It is just a random selection of poetry. ( )
  jraeke1 | Mar 30, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763606634, Hardcover)

Whether rhyming, tongue-tying, or defying structure, here are more than three dozen poems that simply beg to be read aloud. The creators of A POKE IN THE I and A KICK IN THE HEAD complete a triplet with this collection of lively rhymes and tricky tongue twisters, poems for more than one voice, bilingual poems — and poems that may just inspire kids to memorize them. Paul B. Janeczko offers a range of gems, from classic Shakespeare and Lear to anonymous rhymes to contemporary riffs on everything under the sun, while Chris Raschka counterpoints with the vibrant accents of his wittily detailed artwork.

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A collection of lively rhymes and tricky tongue twisters, poems for more than one voice, bilingual poems -- from classic Shakespeare and Lear to anonymous rhymes to contemporary riffs on everything under the sun. These poems just might inspire kids to memorize them!… (more)

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