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Grumbles from the Town: Mother-Goose Voices with a Twist

Grumbles from the Town Mother Goose Voices with a Twist Poets Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich take fourteen Mother Goose rhymes and twist them Each rhyme pairs wildly different voices and perspectives

  • Title: Grumbles from the Town: Mother-Goose Voices with a Twist
  • Author: Jane Yolen Rebecca Kai Dotlich Angela Matteson
  • ISBN: 9781590789223
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Poets Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich take fourteen Mother Goose rhymes and twist them Each rhyme pairs wildly different voices and perspectives.

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    1. Jane and Rebecca have written twists here on 14 nursery/Mother Goose rhymes. For each nursery rhyme there are two poems, one written by Jane and one by Rebecca, both of whom have distinct styles and voices. My favorite are the two poems for "Sing a Song of Sixpence," in which characters protest the idea of baking living birds. At the end the authors include the original rhymes (in case the reader has forgotten them), as well as a little bit about the history of each rhyme. Did you know that Lewi [...]

    2. I can see this being an instant go-to in many homes for its fun humor, read-aloud appeal, and intriguing twists on classic rhymes. Best for preschool and early grade school age kids that are familiar with the rhymes already but Yolen provides the original rhymes in the back along with history about the rhymes.Reviewed by: Miss Kelsey, Youth Services, Vernon Area Public Library

    3. The writing duo of Yolen and Dotlich, authors of Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy-Tale Voices with a Twist, have done it again. This time they have taken on nursery rhymes with their unique approach of writing a pair of poems from different viewpoints from the original rhymes. From the hundreds of Mother Goose and other nursery rhymes, they have chosen 14 to focus on for our entertainment. For "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" we hear from the shoe itself, as well as one of the childre [...]

    4. Delightful, opposing voices give us other looks into traditional nursery rhymes.A note to the reader in the beginning challenges youngsters to try their own. Students could have a lot of fun, however, they'll need to know the originals, which are included in the back. The backmatter also includes background info about the time period when the rhyme was written. Illustrations done in acrylic and colored pencil on wood board, show silly faces, lots of little critters, and odd details, such as "Did [...]

    5. Reading for CLAU long list poetry. I like it well enough. Not totally in love with it. Pictures are fun and will appeal to kids. The poems have some cleverness and humor. A few rhymes I was not familiar with, so it was nice the originals were included in the back. I think I might like this more if I weren't a bit poem-ed out.

    6. just as with any poetry anthology, there were parts I loved and parts not so much, but the parts that I loved were just brilliant (Hey Diddle Diddle, for instance).

    7. Low rating mostly because this wasn't what I expected it to be. Otherwise, it's a fine book. Not great, but not bad.

    8. It would be great to share the back matter with students, because it gave a brief history of the original rhymes.

    9. From “Jack and Jill” to “Old King Cole”, Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich offer new points of view of characters from fourteen well-known nursery rhymes. The poems are short and long, cleverly written in different forms, using free verse and rhyme. The poems fit the old stories cleverly with new points of view, like learning the loving comments from the shoe or the delights of summer living in the shoe in “There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe”. Also, both poets’ words show [...]

    10. Poems inspired by classic nursery rhymes and other rhymes.Each spread in this book features two poems (in a variety of styles) inspired by a classic rhyme, the poems are written in two different voices (one by Yolen from one perspective and one by Dotlich from another perspective) that give new looks on the original stories. In the back of the book each of the original rhymes can be found as well as historical notes as to what the rhymes meant. I liked the illustration style and the creative poe [...]

    11. A wonderful re-thinking of nursery rhymes! A caregiver and child might read the original (which is included in the back) and then listen to the "other voices" included here. What is it like to live in a shoe? How does the shoe feel? (There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe) How does the fork feel after the dish runs away with the spoon? How would a vegetarian princess handle four-and-twenty blackbirds? Perhaps after reading, one could take other nursery rhymes and re-imagine them from another [...]

    12. The best part of this book is the amazing illustrations. The poems and redone nursery rhymes are cute and some quite clever. I really enjoyed the twists on 'Humpty Dumpty' and 'Three Blind Mice'.The problem is that this is for children and most children today are not that familiar with most of the old nursery rhymes. To really "get" the new twists, you need to know the originals. They are found at the back of the book, but it is a bit tedious to flip back and forth page after page.

    13. Each of the twelve Mother Goose rhymes is paired with two poems in other perspectives of the same old rhyme, and then each original rhyme is presented in the back along with a history and possible origin. Clever twists on old rhymes without detracting from the meaning of the originals.Read as a galley.

    14. Another great collaboration from Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich! Like its predecessor, Grumbles from the Forest, it's a collection of poetry, this time about nursery rhymes, with two different perspectives. I liked how they included the original nursery rhymes in the back and information about the original nursery rhymes.

    15. It's Mother Goose rhymes with a twist! This book is filled with both rhyming and free verse poetry, based on original Mother Goose rhymes. Often told from different perspectives, this book will challenge your thinking and make you laugh! The original rhymes are found in the back of the book, including a short blurb about the history of each one.

    16. Funny twists on classic nursery rhymes in two voices. Many fantastic ideas. Several poems kids may want to memorize. Funny. Fun, educational, and inspirational for poetry students. Author's note encourages kids to write their own verse with free advice. Excellent end note with origins of the rhymes used.

    17. Age: K-3rd gradeNonfiction: PoetryI can see this being an instant go-to in many homes for its fun humor, read-aloud rhymes, and intriguing twists on classic rhymes. The original rhymes are included in the back along with history about the rhymes.

    18. Poetry is not my thing on the best of days, meditations on "Little Jack Horner" from the perspective of the plum even less so.

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