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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 is a very cute collection of poetry that I think children would have a lot of fun (as the title suggests) reading, speaking, singing, and shouting these. There were a few poems I didn't enjoy as much but there were many that I really loved such as "A Tomcat Is", "Pasta Parade", and "Speak Up." I also especially loved "The Lock Ness Monster's Song" and I'm excited over the idea of a group of children trying to read that one out loud. There are also a lot of poems in this book that would be really fun to act out. This book would be a great addition to any classroom, especially in elementary schools. ( )
  NRedler | Feb 27, 2016 |
This is a collection of silly and nonsensical poetry. The illustrations are very fun to look at. The book describes what poetry is and it summarizes that poetry is truly 'sound'. These stories are typically for older elementary grades. ( )
  LaurenValencour | Oct 9, 2014 |
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 |
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  EmilySansovich | Apr 25, 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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