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

Chris Raschka (Illustrator) Paul B. Janeczko (Compiled by)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
March 10, 2009
Pages
61
Dimensions
10.1 X 9.9 X 0.4 inches | 1.16 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763606633

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About the Author

Paul B. Janeczko (1945-2019) was a poet and teacher who edited numerous award-winning poetry anthologies for young people, including A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, A Foot in the Mouth, and The Death of the Hat, all of which were illustrated by Chris Raschka; Firefly July, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; and The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems, illustrated by Richard Jones. He also wrote Worlds Afire; Requiem: Poems of the TerezΓ­n Ghetto; Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing; Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War; The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles, a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults; and Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis.

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.

Reviews

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)