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The Delicious Chocolate Donut (And Other Off-Kilter Poems)

The Delicious Chocolate Donut (And Other Off-Kilter Poems)

Spring 2012 Audio Book
Ages: 8 - 11 yrs.
CD Price: $9.99
Review:

These thirty-nine fun and often witty poems are each a delicious treat for the ears and tongue. Fun to read, but even more fun to hear and speak, quirky observations come to life via performances by the author, Mark Weakland, and collaborators Christine Laitta and Biff Baron. Children of all ages will delight in this collection, which includes a poem about "Grace," who tries to blame her behavior, which is clumsy and "oafish", on an imaginary identical twin. "My Brother, The Sound Maker," describes a sister's frustration with a little brother who makes unending sounds and noises, while "Nuh huh" is a peace treaty to end ridiculous name calling. There are also delightful odes to favorite foods like pancakes and spaghetti. The accompanying book is icing on The Delicious Chocolate Donut.

Claire Green   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.


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