The Tighty Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up

The Tighty Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up

The Tighty Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up

It's Official:
Kids want more of Kenn Nesbitt's sidesplitting poetry. They can't get enough of his clever wordplay, wonderful imagery, and zany rhymes.

In this brand-new collection, Kenn has totally made up over fifty poems involving Acrobatic Cats, Kung Fu Pets, and Chickens on Computers.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1–4—This collection of 58 animal poems features imaginative flights of fancy and comic exaggeration. Some use wordplay (like "Abrocat the Acrobat"), others are story poems, and many are spoofs on well-known pieces. "If You Give a Mouse a Motorcycle" includes the lines: "He'll start working at the circus/Where he'll take away your breath/As he rides with other rodents/In the flaming cage of death." This contemporary, irreverent tone is sure to please children, especially boys. Not all of the verses are technically perfect, and some are lacking in originality and surprise (in "Frog Ball," the creature excels, of course, at catching flies). But adults may notice these faults more than the intended audience. The sketchy ink cartoons add a slapdash quality but not much more. This isn't on a par with Shel Silverstein's work, but...

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