Orangutan Tongs

Poems to Tangle Your Tongue

By Agee, Jon

Publishers Summary:
Have you ever gotten tripped up trying to say a silly succession of similar syllables? Of course--everyone has! It can be sometimes frustrating, 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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ISBN
978-1-42310-315-8
Publisher
Hyperion


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

Gr 1-5 From the title poem to a silly trip up a hill for "Gus's Gas," or a praise of "Unique New York," this collection is loaded with tricky tongue-twisting rhymes that will challenge readers. For example: "A dodo'll dawdle, a dodo'll diddle, /A dodo'll doodle a doodle or two./A dodo'll yodel, a dodo'll coo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

Inspired by such trusty tongue twisters as "Peggy Babcock" and "Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?" the ever-effervescent Agee fashions thirty-four comic verses, crediting Alvin Schwartz's A Twister of Twists, A Tangler of Tongues (1972) as his principle influence. Each poem features daft characters ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on October 1, 2009

Ever-effervescent Agee fashions thirty-four comic verses, each featuring daft characters and a succinct scenario. Sometimes t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 15, 2009

Author/illustrator Jon Agee (The Retired Kid; Nothing) is an author/illustrator readers can depend on for fun. His latest offering, Orangutan Tongs, does not disappoint. Agee notes that most of the poems that appear in Orangutan Tongs were inspired by "classic English-language tongue twisters." Including fresh and familiar poems, such as "I Saw Esau," "Cranky Oyster," "Purple-Paper People," and "Rotten Writing," this collection will delight adults while offering something bran...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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