A Foot in the Mouth

Poems to Speak, Sing, and Shout

By Janeczko, Paul B.

Publishers Summary:
A collection of lively rhymes and tricky tongue twisters, poems for more than one voice, bilingual poems -- from classic Shakespeare and Lear to anonymous rhymes to contemporary riffs on everything under the sun. These poems just might inspire kids to memorize them!

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ISBN
978-0-76360-663-3
Publisher
Candlewick


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

Gr 2-6 Following explorations of poetry as in A Poke in the I (2001) and A Kick in the Head (2005, both Candlewick), this title encourages readers and listeners to investigate poetry as sound. The 38 selections are all great read-alouds and range from old favorites like Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" and A. A. Milne's "Us Two" to new discoveries like G...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

"To hear the sound of a poem, really hear it, you need to read it out loud. Or have someone read it to you," writes Janeczko as he introduces thirty-eight poems that individually and collectively celebrate the aurality of poetry. Listen as the sounds of a "rickety stick" give a lick to David McCord's "The Pickety Fence"; hear the watery nonsense that gurgles through Edwin Morgan's "The Loch Ness Monster's Song" ("Sssnnnwhuffff...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

These thirty-eight works celebrate the aurality of poetry. Some of the organization is by number of readers (poems to read alone, in two voices, e...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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