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

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


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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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ISBN-13: 9780763660833
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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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Skillfully chosen, the poems cover a thought-provoking array of topics weaving seamlessly from silly to solemn to spooky...With much to offer for both classroom use and pleasure reading, this delightful addition to the series should be a first purchase.
—School Library Journal

Punchy collages flutter acorss airy white pages in loose visual arrangements; torn scraps of origami paper layer with fluid lines in tart color... By the time the volume closes with Whitman's "I Hear America Singing", readers will be emboldened to join in the "song".
—Publishers Weekly

The universally strong peoms, expertly tuned to both the anthology's theme and its young audience, include classic and contemporary selections...superbly noisy celebration of language that's sure to convert even the most reluctant poerty readers.

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A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing, and Shout 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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4Q 3Pp. 46My Memories of the Nicaraguan RevolutionEugenio Alberto Cano CorreaA tear streaming from my eye,Running through a field seeking refuge,A road lined with bullet shells instead of pebbles,An empty wheelbarrow stained red,A pillar of smoke uniting sky and ground,A slogan cried from the background,A hug of protection from my mama.