Toes in My Nose and Other Poems by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Sydney Smith


Toes in My Nose and Other Poems by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Sydney Smith. Nimbus, 2019.  9781771082181

9156f03okVL._AC_UL320_Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5

Genre: Poetry

What did you like about the book? Here is the paperback edition of this book of silly poems, as you may guess from the title, designed to make kids laugh. Gooey things, popcorn, watermelon, animals, tickles, sneezes, the time-out chair, one’s bellybutton – things that are familiar to small children are presented here with cute illustrations. The rhymes are easy, with lots of alliteration and onomatopoeia. It’s notably lacking in the gross-out themes that older kids favor, so teachers of early elementary school may enjoy reading the book aloud.

Anything you didn’t like about it?

To whom would you recommend this book?  A fun book to read aloud to early elementary school kids, and an easy read for grades 2-4.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Poetry

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: June 11, 2019

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