SHOUT! by Brod Bagert

SHOUT!

Little Poems That Roar
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Bagert offers recitation poetry for the very young. In 21 poems, tight rhythmic verse and busy colorful pictures (in acrylics and pastel on illustration board) cover various aspects of a young child’s life. For example, “Kids Rule!” races through a school day; “Snack Time” lists many edible possibilities, ending verses with “Yummy, Yummy!”; “Alphabet Boogie” sasses up that old “A, B, C” song; and “Finger Paints” runs through multiple options for the fledgling tactile artist. In fact, most of these repetitive poems seem tailor-made for setting to music. Yoshikawa’s illustrations all use a wide variety of bright colors, and several depict children in typical (hyper) activity. What Bagert lacks in creativity, he makes up for in accessibility and energy. School-age children might not be engaged, but their younger siblings will want to repeat their favorites over and over. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-8037-2972-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2006




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