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Dirty Dog Boogie [Library Binding]

Loris Lesynski
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March 1 1999

Read them alone
Or read them aloud.
    Read them to your Mumsy or
    recite them to a crowd.
        Change the words,
        Arrange the words,
        Or rearrange the beat.
            Know a poem?
            Show it off
            To everyone you meet.

Loris Lesynski's popular book of poems is newly released in full color!

Poetry is cause for celebration! It needs to be shared, shouted out, changed, rearranged, and most of all -- enjoyed!

Celebrated author and illustrator Loris Lesynski's first book of 28 original poems spills over with her fun-filled approach to poetry. This book is a celebration of the joy of language.

Loris's poetry is an invitation to be irreverent, observant, witty, expressive, and creative. She demonstrates how much fun poetry, and everyday life, can be. Poem themes range from mosquitoes to sock fluff to fretting mothers and monkey wallpaper-things that kids are really interested in.


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From School Library Journal

Grade 2-5-Although there are a few shaky instances of meter and rhyme in these poems, Lesynski fills them with a humor that will appeal to her audience and a rhythm that becomes musical when read aloud. Some of the selections are arranged in a quirky fashion that fits what they are trying to say. "Laaaaaaaziness" drifts diagonally down the page, while the untitled first poem dances up and down in angled lines across a double-page spread as it sings, "A boogie is a dance/and a boogie is a jive/and a boogie's just another way of saying I'M aLive." Lesynski also plays with fonts, spelling, and typefaces, with some words in bold while others are in light gray. She even has one poem entitled "I Hate Poetry!" for all of those students with assignments they loathe. Although her creative spelling-especially her excessive use of repeated letters to draw out words-can get tiresome, on the whole it works fairly well. The simple cartoon illustrations, done in blue ink, reflect the flavor of the poems. A collection that will appeal to fans of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein and could be used to introduce the music and fun of poetry to some reluctant patrons.
Amy Lilien, Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

Named to "The Year's Best" List. (Resource Links)

Will appeal to fans of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein. (School Library Journal)

Will leave you breathless but wonderfully energized. (Globe and Mail)

An exuberant collection of child-centered rhymes that dance in your head and bounce off your tongue, that beg to be read, chanted, or sung aloud...terrific in a classroom, allowing teachers to have fun liberating the poet in every child. (Canadian Book Review Annual)

Dirty Dog Boogie is a gem of a children's book, full of light-hearted irreverent rhymes. The cartoon-like blue and white illustrations match the spirit of the poems, a natural result of both being the creations of one talented person. The subject matter is original, the rhythm impeccable, the play on words amusing, and, if an entire poem doesn't stick in the mind forever, certain parts of it will -- it gobbled up the grub and grew, always keep a bit of boogie going in your head, puddles of sun. Parents and teachers will find this a terrific book to read to little children, who, when they are older, will enjoy the fun each time they read it to themselves. Highly Recommended. (Joan Payzant Canadian Materials 1999-06-04)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Feb. 10 2003
By Judy
Format:Paperback
This book is really sensational, my second grade son read it and found it not only entertaining but an eye catcher as well. It has really encouraged him to read, and we as parents should really take that to heart. Hopefully this book will have the same results for you as it did for me,but it wouldn't to try. Loris Lesynski also has some other wonderful books you might want to check out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Untitled Feb. 25 2012
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I am an elementary school teacher. This is a great book to use in the classroom. My students love to do the Dirty Dog Boogie as I read the poem. Fun and entertaining! You won't be disappointed with this purchase!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Feb. 10 2003
By Judy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is really sensational, my second grade son read it and found it not only entertaining but an eye catcher as well. It has really encouraged him to read, and we as parents should really take that to heart. Hopefully this book will have the same results for you as it did for me,but it wouldn't to try. Loris Lesynski also has some other wonderful books you might want to check out.
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