Messing Around on the Monkey Bars

By Betsy Franco
Illustrated by Jessie Hartland

Grab a partner (or many more) and read these playful poems for multiple voices aloud — evoking all the high spirits and hijinks of a day at school.

Out on the playground, kids are skipping rope and making trades. In the library, they’re whispering, fidgeting, and giggling. In the classroom, they’re learning their lessons....or spinning tales about why they haven’t turned in their homework. Throughout this collection of nineteen poems — ideal for reading aloud in pairs, but just as much fun with one or many — words, pictures, and voices erupt in an irresistible invitation to join an exhilarating ride around school. So hop on the bus! The pencils are tapping, the clock is ticking, and reports are due...tomorrow?

  • Fun for those who already like poetry. Friendly and unintimidating for those who don't.
  • Great for use in the classroom. Can be read aloud by two voices, but just as fun if read by one or many.

About the author

Betsy Franco starts every weekday with a visit to her local elementary school, where she chats with students, listens to what they’re saying, and observes what they’re doing. What she has learned informs many of her more than eighty books, including several picture-book poetry collections. She lives in California.

About the illustrator

Jessie Hartland has illustrated numerous picture books for children, including two she authored. Her fine artwork has been exhibited in New York, Venice, Tokyo, and elsewhere. She lives and works in New York City.

ISBN: 9780763631741
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2009
Dimensions: 190 x 250mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $35.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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