A Foot in the Mouth

Poems to Speak, Sing, and Shout

Illustrator: Chris Raschka

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Candlewick

Age 8+


"A superbly noisy celebration of language that’s sure to convert even the most reluctant poetry readers." — Booklist (starred review)

Whether rhyming, tongue-tying, or defying structure, here are more than three dozen poems that simply beg to be read aloud. The creators of A Poke in the I and A Kick in the Head complete a triplet with this collection of lively rhymes and tricky tongue twisters, poems for more than one voice, bilingual poems and poems that just may inspire kids to memorize them.


Paul B. Janeczko is a poet and teacher who has edited more than twenty award-winning poetry anthologies for young people. He lives in Hebron, Maine.

Chris Raschka is a Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including I Pledge Allegiance, A Child s Christmas in Wales and The Grasshopper s Song. He lives in New York City.

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