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Agee, Jon.
New York : Disney/Hyperion Books. 2009
IL 3-6, RL 3.4
ISBN 1423103157

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

So you think you can read this poetry?  Might not be as easy and you think.  These poems are actually tongue twisters that may just trip you up.  "A dodo'll dawdle, a dodo'll diddle,/A dodo'll doodle a doodle or two./A dodo'll yodel, a dodo'll coo./But that's about all that a dodo'll do."  This is a celebration of words and funny to boot.  Enjoy!

Booktalk #2

What are orangutan tongs?  Well, a funny thing happened the other day when an orangutan walked into a Chinese restaurant and couldn’t use the knife or fork, so the waiter gave him chopsticks.  Chopsticks.  Tongs—get it?  Your tongue will certainly get tangled and your fancy will get tickled when you try to read these poems with tricky lines in them like “It’s a pity pretty Patty Petty parted ways with Pete.”  Try saying that three times fast.  Never mind.  Just get the book and check out all the great “poems to tangle your tongue” in Orangutan Tongs.   (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2011-2012)

SUBJECTS:     Tongue twisters.
                        Humorous poetry.

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