Tie Your Socks and Clap Your Feet: Mixed Up Poems

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Visit an upside-down, inside-out world where clams sing, mermaids wear pants, and a rattlesnake makes a tasty breakfast. Kids are sure to clap their feet and howl, "no more!" as they read these ridiculous nonsense poems and glare with glee at the phenominally wacky collage art.

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User Review  - sottallah - LibraryThing

This book is an arrangement of poems. The poems consist of things that are not right, like "napkins to sit on and dishes to read." It was strange to read, but I think kids will enjoy picking out what ... Read full review

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User Review  - sammarocco - LibraryThing

This is a book of mixed-up poems. It is very cute and can help children think. Children would enjoy trying to figure out what is mixed up in each poem. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Lenny Hort, whose books include How Many Stars in the Sky?, a Reading Rainbow Review selection, and the forthcoming The Seals on the Bus lives in New Jersey with his wife, Laaren Brown, and their daughters, Sophie, Irene, and Pheobe.

Mr. Hort notes, "I start a nonsense poem by thinking about something ordinary and then blending it with into its opposite: Tabby dog, Purple oranges. A beast darker than a polar bear. I try to look at the world as if I were an alien who can't quite remember which earthling word goes with which person, place or thing.

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