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If you have an expressive reading voice, these poems will take on a life of their own and your little audience will love them!
on June 21, 2009
There are all kinds of pieces of clothing that people or critters wear that seem to have a life of their own. They even have stinky sneaker contests for those really unique pieces of footwear. Pee yew! Everyone has something they own that is very distinctive and all their own. In this book fifteen critters give us a glance at what might be their favorite article of clothing and Alice Schertle just happens to describe each of them in a fun and very unique rhyme! From Bertie's shoelaces to Emily's undies and Bill's blue jacket you'll probably recognize at least one thing you or someone you know treasures (but on one else does!).
Tanya's OLD T-SHIRT
I live in a bucket shoved under a stair.
They call me dustrag!
I don't think it's fair.
I'm still the same size as when I was new.
I didn't shrink-
It was Tanya who GREW.
She started out small and we fit to a T.
Now she's big as a sofa!
She's tall as a tree!
She's out of control, and they're dusting with me!
You'll never, now ever,
hear anyone say,
"She's gotten too big, she's just in the way,
let's dust the piano with Tanya today."
These poems are lots of fun and have just the right panache and rhythm little ones love. The art work, needless to say, catches and matches the mood of each poem. These poems would be perfect bedtime fare or would be a lot of fun to recite during circle time. If you have an expressive reading voice, these poems will take on a life of their own and your little audience will love them!