Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Image and poem copyright 2009 Jon Agee
Here's Jon Agee's latest creation Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue (Hyperion). These aren't just tongue twisters they're tongue tornadoes with wonderful wordplay and a love of the sheer sound of words. Here's a short sample:
Drew and Lou drew drawings.
They both drew nicely...but!
Drew drew what Lou drew
And Lou drew what Drew drew,
So nobody knew who drew what!
It's a funny way to draw your pay but it drew out a laugh from me!
Speaking of drawing, the punny poems are illustrated by Jon with simple elegant watercolors that prove less is more, more or less.
So please agree to join Jon Agee and me in enjoying these 48 pages of joy.


Boni Ashburn said...

My kids loved Orangutan Tongs- or at least they loved laughing at me trying to read it to them :) We read it the same day we read Dinothesaurus- fun to see you profile Agee's book! And my kids have been going back to both books for several days to study them on their own at length. THAT is a very good thing :)

Kelly said...

That book sounds outrageously fun!

poemhome said...

Orangutangled tongues?

Anonymous said...

This is good stuff because the tongue doesn't often get to have fun...it's stuck doing boring tasks like pushing food down one's throat or helping one make a perfect labio-linguo fricative...stuff like that.

Yat-Yee said...

Who knew who Drew drew and who Lou drew?

Sounds like another book to enjoy with my kiddos.

jone said...

I think kids would love the tanglement of words. How fun!

laurasalas said...

Just picked this one up at the library. Can't wait to read it!