So many of the poems are funny, but they are also very smart and full of little twists. I know kids will love the surprise endings. I think this really is a book that kids will want to read over and over again even those reluctant readers.
Kenn Nesbitt combines animals and craziness into some wacky poems.
The Tighty Whitey Spider is exactly the kind of book my daughter would have loved when she was in elementary school. I can't think of a better way to help younger children develop an early appreciation for poetry than reading Nesbitt's poems.
Yes, they are funny and a little wacky - this book should have you chuckling with smiles.
Nesbitt's poems are funny and have a well, wacky off-beat kind of humor that really connects with kids (and their teachers and parents, I might add).
The poems aren't dull and boring, they are full of action and fun...If all poetry was this exciting, I'd definitely read more!
...his new book, The Tighty Whitey Spider (with illustrations by Ethan Long) would make me a fan even if I wasn't already one.
First of all, the main little critter is sporting nothing but his tighty whitey underwear. This alone had my kids giggling.
...they'll be creeping and crawling to get their hands on this collection of zany rhymes.