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An anthology of poems to read out loud
Poems are made to read OUT LOUD!
A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. Twenty poems by the award-winning Joseph Coelho arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence.
Perfect for confident children and shy readers alike, this book teaches all sorts of clever ways to performing poetry. Children will learn 20 techniques for reading aloud by trying out 20 funny and thoughtful original poems by the much-loved and award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho. There are tongue twisters, poems to project, poems to whisper, poems to make you laugh. There are poems to perform to a whole class and others to whisper in somebody's ear. Richly textured, warm and stylish illustration by Daniel Gray-Barnett bring each page to life.
"Poetry for children is dead. Really? Not when there are young poets like Joseph Coelho" -Books for Keeps
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"Every poem comes with a few lines of stage direction...but the real appeal is in the poems themselves, with their vivid images and lively voices...[and] colorful mixed-media illustrations." * The New York Times *