Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Poetry: Button Up!

What a fun book of rhymes! This poetry collection, by Alice Schertle, is all about the clothes we wear. The fun and quirky rhymes are written from the point of view of kids' clothes. My personal favourite? Bob's helmet! Here's a sample:
Bob's on his bike
and i'm on Bob.
I'm Bob's helmet.
I'm on the job.
Bob burns rubber.
Bob climbs hills.
Bob does wheelies.
Bob takes spills.
Jack's Soccer Jersey is also a winner, as is Bill's Blue Jacket. These are wonderful poems, great for a read aloud, and sure to make you giggle. Lots of boy appeal too, which is rare with poetry! These poems would be great for classroom use as well as at home; reading poetry together is a great way to support kids' literacy learning. A fun book for those who thought they didn't like poetry!
Ages 4-8
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