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Even My Ears Are Smiling

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A fantastic new collection featuring classic favorites and brand-new poems by poetry legend Rosen and illustrations by Cole. Includes a CD of the poems read by the author. Full color.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Robert Crapper
Jan 27, 2015 Robert Crapper rated it really liked it
Book review 13. Even My Ears Are Smiling by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Babette Cole
4 Stars
This is a collection of children’s poetry by the well-known author Michael Rosen. With almost 80 poems of differing length there is a lot here for everybody. Michael Rosen’s has a great style, keeping things quick, smart and funny. Sometimes his poetry is just nonsense such as, “A cow is a beautiful bird.” There is some great observational poetry as well, “Now we know,” is poem about small children tr
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Danny Marshall
May 09, 2012 Danny Marshall rated it it was amazing
I bought this book for about 5 off of a website and didn't know what to expect when it arrived, all that I knew about Michael Rosen was his classic "We're going on a Bear Hunt". It did not disappoint, this book is fantastic.

It contains over 80 poems of varying lengths and about topics ranging from Pizza to Bus Trips to a Plastic Bag tree. There are also several nursery rhymes and some tongue twisters, that will no doubt have you and your pupils laughing aloud - they certainly got me confused! Ea
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Jean
Dec 16, 2012 Jean rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading "Even My Ears Are Smiling"; I particularly like "A Cow is a Beautiful Bird" where Rosen mixes up animals and objects, giving them features which they do not really have. It makes for a very funny poem and the illustrations by Babette Cole are fantastic. As well as being simply very enjoyable, the poem lends itself to interesting discussion about description, seeing things in a different way and so on. The poem "My Tooth" is also fun. Having recently worked with Year 3 ...more
Jennifer
Dec 21, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
The first time I tried this book it left me cold, seeming just too superficial. However, I am glad I hung onto it and tried again, perhaps in a better mood as it was fun, just as the description on the front cover promised "A collection of ear-tickling fun" Brilliant illustration by Babette Cole. It was rather like being present at a primary school poets visit.
Zoe
Apr 22, 2013 Zoe rated it it was amazing
Wonderful collection of poems. Tiny disappointment that they weren't all entirely new - some we recognised as spoken versions of Nonsense Songs - but I feel churlish mentioning that. Overall a brilliant collection that will make you laugh out loud (and quite possibly result in your ears smiling)
Virginia
Oct 25, 2013 Virginia rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
I got a book that came with a CD of the poems being read and enjoyed it most when using them both together.
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May 20, 2014 Chrissy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: madison-books, poetry
The audio CD is awesome!
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My ears smiled when I read this.
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Don't take it as a judgment that I didn't finish it.
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Humorous poetry for children.
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Michael Rosen, a recent British Children’s Laureate, has written many acclaimed books for children, including WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and I’M NUMBER ONE and THIS IS OUR HOUSE, both illustrated by Bob Graham. Michael Rosen lives in London.

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