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Author: Charlotte H. Babb, et al

Illustrator: Allen Johnson, cover art

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Publisher: Mystic Toad Press, LLC,

Material: paperback

Summary: This is a collection of funny poems for kids about the things they love: dragons, fairies, rocket ships, and more. This is a poetry book for children.

Type of Reading: family reading, independent reading, read aloud book, reluctant reader

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 7; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 5 to 9

Age of Child: Read by student at Woodside Magnet High School for Arts and Communication (Newport News, VA)

Young Reader Reaction: This book is good for little kids. It was silly, and I liked it from the first poem. This would be a good book to share.

Adult Reader Reaction: The poems will remind you of being a kid. Our teen reviewer is right: these are fun to share (and laugh at) together.

Pros: Kids will enjoy the silly poems and laugh out loud.

Cons: None, unless you want poems with serious themes.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It would be good to share, but you'll grow out of it.

If You Liked This Book, Try: SNOOZERS: 7 Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids   N IS FOR NOSTRIL ... AND OTHER ALPHABET SILLINESS   POETRY SPEAKS TO CHILDREN (book and CD)

Educational Themes: You can have some fun with this book. Pick some things around you and create silly poems about them. Help kids understand sensory and descriptive words, either by describing something or pulling them from these poems.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - short stories, animal characters, mythology, poetry

Date(s) Reviewed: June 2008

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