Dirt on My Shirt

Dirt on My Shirt


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In his bestselling picture book Dirt on My Shirt, Jeff Foxworthy warmed the hearts of kids both big and little. Now, in this I Can Read edition, poems have been hand selected for beginning readers to enjoy. From meeting Auntie Brooke and Uncle Keith to searching for tadpoles and snakes, young readers will love discovering Jeff's vibrant neighborhood all for themselves.

Filled to the brim with hilarious poems and beautiful art, this book is the perfect addition to any I Can Read library!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061765247
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 91,030
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy® Award nominee, and bestselling author of more than twenty-six books. He hosts the hit television show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Steve Bjorkman has illustrated nearly one hundred picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy. He has also sold millions of greeting cards through Recycled Paper Greetings with his brother, Carl. Steve lives with his wife in Irvine, California.

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Dirt on My Shirt 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
If you might be a redneck if you like this book. Then again, you might just be anyone and like this book by Jeff Foxworthy. Poems to make you laugh by one of the best writers our time and human condition. A joy for young and old alike.
TKTX More than 1 year ago
I always viewed the characters in my own childhood poems a little suspiciously. Why on earth would the town crier run up and down the stairs in his nightgown? A little scandalous if you asked me! And why would anyone want to eat "curds and whey," especially on a tuffet?

Finally, none other than Jeff Foxworthy, who has long tickled our collective fancy, has applied his talents and produced cute, clever and contemporary children's verse such as "Uninvited Guests" about squirrels on the bird feeder. The ups and downs of cousin slumber parties, the chagrin over a near-sighted grandma applying lipstick, and the eccentricities of cousins, aunts and uncles are examined with affection in others. Many revel in the wonders of nature, as does "Missing," about the tadpole who is mysteriously replaced by a frog! Others, like "Bumblebee Breakfast," (Bumblebees like doughnut trees...) simply delight the imagination.

My favorite, however, remains the title verse announcing with abandon, "There's dirt on my shirt and leaves in my hair. There's mud on my boots but I don't care!"

What fun to read this to any child, even the child in yourself!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband loves Jeff Foxworthy, so I bought this book mainly because he's like it. Both of my sons (1 1/2, 4 1/2) LOVE this book. My older son now has a number of the poems memorized. Girls might not care for the book, but most boys will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thougth this book was cute but what matters most is what children think of it & though I was sure my nephew would love it, he didnt. He loves to read and adding this to his collection was a waste. He just throws it to the side and reads all of the other books. It just didnt catch him like other books. He seemed to have gotten bored with it really fast. Maybe due to its different little stories and not just one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sons (3 and 8) love to play outside so, the title caught my attention. Once I read the poem Dirt On My Shirt I knew I had to have it because it described my 3 year old. All the poems are good and most made me laugh out loud. The poem about the cat is very funny. I could go on but, just get the book and you,ll see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is EXACTLY the type of silly book that kids LOVE. If you would like them to know the poetry that Emily Dickens wrote, by all means, buy it for them. But if you would like to fun, silly, book for children, this is it. For those of you who are much too serious, remember, poetry does have many forms.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great collection of rhyming poems with Jeff Foxworthy's unique perspective on growing up. It's a great way to re-live experiences from your younger days and I'm sure your children will enjoy it. I recommend it for it's wit and humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the poems are perfect for kids!! this book allows them to enjoy and be kids for a little while. i think Jeff did a great job.we love this book because it allows us(rider too) time out from all the grown-up drama!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kids have to deal with so many grown-up issues that it is sometimes hard for a parent or teacher to be able to deal with them all in the little time afforded. So this book should be very helpful for all--including the kid!
PeterSinclair on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The boyish illustrations are great and funny. The poems are funny and have fun rhymes (some do anyway). "I looked out the window and saw a snake crawling around the yard. My dad tried to find it, but it got away. I don't think my dad tried very hard to find it."
ecugary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What an amazing children¿s poetry book. Jeff Foxworthy¿s poetry collection will inspire any child. He writes poetry about subjects that all children can identify with including traveling, hide and seek, love, friendship, and family members including cousins, aunts, and uncles. The fun tone found in the poetry will entice any young reader.The illustrations in this poetry book are creative, fun, and exceptionally well crafted. The images add to the already great poetry and make for a poetry collection that every child should have in their personal library.After reading this poetry collection students can practice writing their own poetry and illustrate them.
mmsharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with rhymes talking about all the things you do as a child. How perfect it is to get outside and away from technology and get dirty!
debrajohnson316 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dirt On My Shirt is a humorous collection of poems. In these poems Jeff Foxworthy writes about family, friends, animals, and being a kid. The poems are fun and lighthearted with a side of so-called "redneck".The poems were very simple and fun. They seem like they would be quite enjoyable to children because they are written from a child's point of view. I know I enjoyed their silliness!In the classroom, I would take the students on a walk around the playground having them focus on the different aspects of nature. Once we returned to the classroom, I would have them create a poem based upon something they observed. I would also have the students draw a picture to go with their poems.
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Ginamich07 More than 1 year ago
This book is delightfully charming. From one funny poem to the next, children will love hearing this book over and over. I read it to my four year old son. He laughs until his sides hurt! The poems mostly rhyme, so of course he liked that. The use of rhyming words and the pictures are enough to send your whole family into laughter. Jeff Foxworthy uses words that kids can understand. They are more simple words, a good book for a beginning reader. The whole family will enjoy the comical adventure this story offers. It was something I could read that was, well, different.
Pam2009 More than 1 year ago
My twin 7 yrs olds just love this book. It is a group of poems but not your average poems. They have read this collection of poems again and again!
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akadeej More than 1 year ago
this was an excellent book. My daughter's first grade class loved it. It was also fun from the adult readers standpoint. The poems brought smiles and memories from not only my childhood but from when my older kids were smaller.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm looking for a book for my little granddaughter and thought this might be it. Having read the first few pages online, I just feel let down. Here's a writer who doesn't know how to scan, for heaven's sake. The verses aren't the least bit imaginative, I would call them trite. Nothing here for the imaginative child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I expected more from Jeff Foxworthy's reputation when I chose this book. The poems just aren't up to par and it's nothing close to 'There's Your Sign' type laughs. It's entertaining enough but nothing to rave over.