Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bananas in My Ears by Michael Rosen -- ADVISABLE

Rosen, Michael and Quentin Blake Bananas in My Ears: A Collection of Nonsense Stories, Poems, Riddles & Rhymes 96 pgs. Candlewick Press, 2012. $15.99.

A collection of free verse poems and stories covering the topics of breakfast, oceans, sickness, and bedtime. The 'nonsense' in the title is accurate; many of these poems and stories are very silly and often without a point or resolution. Still, the sense of fun and craziness in both the text and illustrations should capture many children's imaginations. While the repetition makes this one less fun for a read-aloud -- especially when tackling the entire book at once -- it would be a nice addition to a unit on poetry, or for students to browse through.

EL -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by: Caryn

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