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Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue Hardcover – 10 Mar 2009

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HardCover. Pub Date: March. 2009 Pages: 32 Publisher: Hyperion Have YOU ever gotten TRIPPED up trying to say a silly succession of similar Syllables Of Course-everyone has! It CAN BE sometimes frustrating. Of BUT it's always funny! For example. you know New York's unique. but did you know that unique New York's also pretty chic And if you switched your wristwatch with a new Swiss watch. could you tell which wristwatch was which Wordplay master Jon Agee tackles these and other tricky tongue twisters in a funny new title featuring his equally hilarious artwork. The combination will leave you speechless.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun tongue-twister poems for the entire family! 25 Jun. 2009
By JBebe - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This cute book is full of creative tongue-twister poems and fun, colorful drawings. Contained in these poems are many well-known tongue twisters (such as "a noisy noise annoys an oyster," "unique New York" and "I saw Esau sitting on a seesaw"), which are expanded upon to create some very clever poems. The drawings are so fun and colorful.

We picked up this book at the library, and it ended up being a hit with the entire family! My 18-month-old son LOVES the fun pictures - he especially liked looking at all the monkeys. He even enjoyed having this book read to him.

My mother and grandmother both got a huge kick out of this book - my mom started reading it to my son, but when he left the room, she and my grandma were still up there reading and laughing aloud! My husband tried it out and couldn't help but read the entire book out loud, with no one else in the room.

It came at no surprise that this book was authored by Jon Agee, who wrote and illustrated one of my favorite books, Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog!: and Other Palindromes, an awesome and hilarious book on palindromes. He has done it again in Orangutan Tongs, and apparently has written a total of seven books on word-play - can't wait to check them all out!
5.0 out of 5 stars Tricky, challenging poems perfect for speech students or those interested in unusual poetry 19 May 2009
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Jon Agee's ORANGUTAN TONGS: POEMS TO TANGLE YOUR TONGUE provides tricky, challenging poems perfect for speech students or those interested in unusual poetry. Some are easy to read and some hard, but all share the feature of having at least one tongue-twister! Funny drawings enhance the hilarious presentations.
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute 19 Dec. 2009
By MaryLaura - Published on
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The adults really enjoyed this more than the kids. We laughed at each other trying to read these tongue twisters. The kids, I think were laughing at us because we were laughing so hard. Either way, everyone had fun with this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars poem books 5 Nov. 2010
By nikki - Published on
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My daughter read this book for a KVBA book. She enjoyed it and continues to read it over and over again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars humorous poems 29 April 2009
By Kirsten G. Cutler - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Only the most adept reader can share this collection of poems aloud; they definitely can "tangle your tongue", "A three-toed tree toad tried to tie a two-toed tree toad's shoe." The humor of the text is cleverly enhanced in the watercolor illustrations: bold broad black lines surround swatches of bright color. Children, grades 3-6, will enjoy these amusing morsels.
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