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Read Me Out Loud: A Poem to To Rap, Chant, Whisper Or Shout For Every Day Of The Year: A Poem for Every Day of the Year [Unabridged] [Paperback]

Nick Toczek , Paul Cookson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

3 Aug 2007
Poems to rap, chant, whisper and shout.

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 2 edition (3 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330446215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330446211
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Read Me Out Loud contains a poem for every day of the year from the very best modern and classic poets. There are raps, performance poems, chants, playground rhymes, action verses, poems to join in with, choral poems, poems from different cultures, monologues, dialogues, poems for a series of voices, songs, playlets, loud poems and quiet poems, poems with sound effects and poems with actions – you can read them any way you want as long as it is OUT LOUD! Includes poems from James Carter, Lewis Carroll, Charles Causely, Paul Cookson, David Harmer, Roger McGough, Gareth Owen, Roger Stevens, Nick Toczek, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Kit Wright and many, many more.

About the Author

Paul Cookson spends most of his time visiting schools, performing his poetry and helping children to write their own poems. He is also a freelance illustrator specializing in cartoons. He lives in Retford, Notts. Paul has compiled several books for Macmillan, including THE WORKS, THE WORKS 3 and THE WORKS 5. He also has his own collection, GIVE US A GOAL! He supports Everton. Nick Toczek works as a poet, storyteller, magician, journalist, lecturer, political researcher, novelist and stand-up comedian. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, and even school text books. He works extensively in schools and is a tireless self-publicist. He is the author of NEVER STARE AT A GRIZZLY BEAR and KICK IT! and has compiled JOIN IN OR ELSE and TOOTHPASTE TROUBLE – all published by Macmillan

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 12 May 2012
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My 8.5yr old daughter brought this home from the school library. When it had to go back, she went and found it in the local public library. When that had to go back and she was *still* reading it regularly, I bought it.
The 'hook' is, I suppose, the 'day-by-day' format - she looks up poems for each person's birthday, for today's date, etc. - which gets her reading all kinds of things. Not being particularly 'into' poetry myself I would not have expected it to be so popular, but she and all her friends love it and I think it will remain precious to her as she gets older. She now thinks of, and can quote, Blake's 'To see the world in a grain of sand' lines as hers (being her birthday date). How cool is that?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted 10 Oct 2010
Our Poem a Day book has had extreme use with my children - it is still the best selection ever - but now very tattered. So I bought Read Me out Loud. It is being well used too. Really great for a change. We have become really well aquainted with these poetry books over the last 18 months. Every visit to my sister in hospital after a car crash involves poetry - it is good for her and good for us - calming, focusing. This selection is not too childish.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Speedy service 17 April 2014
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The book arrived promptly. The book was said to be in good condition but I was slightly disappointed by it; the cover is creased, some of the pages have turned edges and the spine is very weak in several places.
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5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyment shared 18 Mar 2014
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Great book. Had everyone laughing out loud.
Many well known and others not heard before. My class enjoyed getting mum's attention.
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