Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pre-Poetry Friday or a Thursday Poem during Poetry Month

In honor of the Thursday before Poetry Friday I thought I would share a boy poem from a wonderful new book of poetry. The Wonder Book By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Paul Schmid is a fun collection of poems and drawings. As a read the book I marked a poem that I thought would be fun to share with students and to blog about. When I got to the end I realized that I had marked almost every page. So here are a few tidbits about some of the other delightful poems: In Delightful Day we find the many bedtime questions asked my kids worldwide. In Clarification Ms. Rosenthal gives important pointers in regards to what one should or should not run with. Finally in Stop That! Be Quiet! Please Sit Still Mr. Schmid’s illustrations capture the boys in my room.

A Rose by Any Other Name

In Spain it’s called pedo
In Hungary you’d pass a fing
In Dutch you’d say en wind laten
When your bottom sings

In Japan it’s called he onara
In Germany you’d pass der pup
In Italian you’d say peto
When that small sound erupts

In Russia it’s called a perdun
In Hindu you’d pass a pud
In Polish you’d say pierdzenic
For both loud or quiet duds

No matter where you come from
Or what language that you speak
It’s really really funny
To hear a tushy squeak.
Thanks Harper Collins for the book.

1 comment:

all things poetry said...

Ha! I have to add this book to my reading list!

Laura Evans