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What fun, witty read-aloud poems! Vikram Madan's poetry sounds almost effortless, but it's not - he's clearly a master of rhyme, meter, and poetic forms. Lots of great punch lines, lots of great characters, plus unique callbacks that make you want to go back and read the poems all over again! Good stuff.
The first thing I was surprised by when I opened this colorful book was that the illustrations are actually in black and white. Once I began reading, however, and looking at the cute silly characters, the giggles started rolling and I was hooked. The characters have a sweetness and genuine quality that I found to be irresistable. This is a very clever collection of poems and pictures that will be fun to read aloud, and fun to share with children and silliness lovers of all ages.
What a fun and witty book - bought it for my 3 year old but I can see this lasting in my family for a while especially as she learns to read on her own.
Each poem has its own story, including some funny “reveals” with super adorable illustrations from a very talented pen. My daughters favorite part is looking for the hidden professor on some of the poems - a game inside the book!
This book is one of this year's Texas Bluebonnet books. This is a collection of cute poems. I will yes it when I teach poetry next year but this year I used a section in it which is like Mad-libs with suggestions to have my Honors class make poems. Hilarious!
This is a charming book for young and old. The poems are witty and stimulate the imagination. They play with words in many ways, with rhyme, alliteration and just plain fun things to say. The illustrations amplify the humor of the poems, and sometimes weave from page to page, connecting seemingly stand-alone poems. This makes it a great read-aloud book, because you find more and more each time you go through it. This book is a great gift for kids of any age.
What a wonderful, creative and whimsical book. My 8 year old grandson reads it before bedtime and really likes it. In fact, our entire family enjoyed it. If you haven’t tried Vikram’s artifact wooden puzzles you are missing out on a wonderful experience. The smaller puzzles are doable for kids and the larger ones are a family experience. The puzzles are beautiful, full of whimsy and surprises. We have 4, hoping to get more when they are back in stock.
Vikram Madan's third book is another joy to read. My daughter and my students enjoy reading his poems because they are clever, funny, and accompanied by amusing illustrations. And 13.8 billion clever poems for under $20 is certainly a bargain!