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Poems Go Clang!

By Mary LeCompte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

This lively collection is an auditory delight.

Book Debi Gliori Poetry 1997
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POEMS GO CLANG!: A COLLECTION OF NOISY VERSE is one of those books that sits up on its hind legs and begs to be played with. It's jabbery-blabbery, giggly-wiggly, rootin'-tootin' fun. Readers' toes will tap to "Kitchen Sink-Song" in which the "tap goes drip-drip / plip-plip-plink. Tap goes trickle at the / kitchen sink. / Fridge goes gurgle. / Pan goes slop. / Bin goes flip-flap. / Toast goes POP!" The audience of 4- to 6-year-olds, who gathered for a reading, couldn't resist jumping to their feet and tap dancing.

Playful poetry aside, the illustrations alone are enough to keep a roomful of kids busy pointing and talking about the sometimes wacky, always entertaining images. The pajama-clad boy and his pet dog wander in and out of the pages, making kids want to find him.

Book Details

  • Author: Debi Gliori
  • Illustrator: Debi Gliori
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: August 1, 1997
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 29
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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