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

A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing, and Shout By Paul B. Janeczko, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul B. Janeczko, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
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Spring 2009 Poetry List

“Great poems for reading aloud. An excellent recommendation for teachers to bring poetry alive in their classroom. With tongue-twisters, poems for one voice, two voices or more, these poems will get kids moving and loving poetry.”
— Shelly Plumb, Harleysville Books, Harleysville, PA


"A superbly noisy celebration of language that’s sure to convert even the most reluctant poetry readers." — Booklist (starred review)

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 just may inspire kids to memorize them.

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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 (starred review)

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 (starred review)

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.
—Booklist (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763660833
ISBN-10: 0763660833
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Pages: 64
Language: English