Shout!: Little Poems that Roar

Overview

This vibrant collection of twenty-one poems celebrates the joys (snack time!) and pitfalls (2 + 2 = 23?) of childhood. Brod Bagert’s often silly, always winsome poems cover everything from the seasons and the stars to finger paint and kids who quack. With humor and warmth, Shout! shows us there’s fun in work and play, poetry in everything, and a million different uses for ketchup. Kids are sure to shout for a reread.

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Overview

This vibrant collection of twenty-one poems celebrates the joys (snack time!) and pitfalls (2 + 2 = 23?) of childhood. Brod Bagert’s often silly, always winsome poems cover everything from the seasons and the stars to finger paint and kids who quack. With humor and warmth, Shout! shows us there’s fun in work and play, poetry in everything, and a million different uses for ketchup. Kids are sure to shout for a reread.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2
Brisk, snappy rhymes, many revolving around the school year, are full of the kind of silly humor that primary graders enjoy. Action-packed cartoon-style acrylic and pastel illustrations are rich in detail and brimming with good cheer. Short, simple rhyming phrases and lots of repetition make this a suitable choice for newly independent readers. While not as original or as inviting to share aloud as Lee Bennett Hopkins's Questions (HarperCollins, 1994; o.p.) or Faye Robinson's A Frog Inside My Hat: A First Book of Poems (Troll, 2003), the high-energy selections and lively drawings might find a place in large collections.
—Sally R. DowCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Bagert offers recitation poetry for the very young. In 21 poems, tight rhythmic verse and busy colorful pictures (in acrylics and pastel on illustration board) cover various aspects of a young child's life. For example, "Kids Rule!" races through a school day; "Snack Time" lists many edible possibilities, ending verses with "Yummy, Yummy!"; "Alphabet Boogie" sasses up that old "A, B, C" song; and "Finger Paints" runs through multiple options for the fledgling tactile artist. In fact, most of these repetitive poems seem tailor-made for setting to music. Yoshikawa's illustrations all use a wide variety of bright colors, and several depict children in typical (hyper) activity. What Bagert lacks in creativity, he makes up for in accessibility and energy. School-age children might not be engaged, but their younger siblings will want to repeat their favorites over and over. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803729728
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 581,660
  • Age range: 2 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.42 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Sachiko Yoshikawa lives in Seattle, Washington.

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