A Foot in the Mouth

Poems to Speak, Sing and Shout

By Chris Raschka (Illustrator); Paul B. Janeczko (Selected by)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763606633, 61pp.)

Publication Date: March 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the 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


Description

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.




About the Author
Chris Raschka, writer, illustrator and trained violist is one of the country's top children's book talents. His Yo! Yes? was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1993 while his Hello Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2005 . This is Chris's first picture book for Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Paul B. Janeczko speaks as an editor, anthologist, poet, and teacher in his many award-winning books for young readers. Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices, a companion to Hey, You!, was named a Riverbank Review Children's Book of Distinction and was a finalist for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Paul B. Janeczko lives with his wife and daughter in Hebron, Maine.
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