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

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Candlewick Press, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 61 pages
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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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User Review  - lmrayvon - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - SamanthaMulkey - LibraryThing

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. Read full review


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Paul B. Janeczko is a poet and teacher who has edited more than twenty award-winning poetry anthologies for young people. He lives in Hebron, Maine.

Chris Raschka is a Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE, A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, and THE GRASSHOPPER'S SONG. He lives in New York City.

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