Dirt on My Shirt
In this hilarious collection of poems, comedian Jeff Foxworthy creates a neighborhood filled with fun, family, friends, and more. Here you'll meet Cousin Lizzy, Uncle Ed and Aunt Foo Foo, cows with horns that don't go beep, dads in sweaters, also sheep. From the thrill of flying to the imaginary planet Woosocket to bonding with a friend over a shared hatred of spinach, th...more
Dirt on My Shirt is a great collection of poems by Jeff Foxworthy, and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman. There are short poems, rhyming poems, repetitive poems, and story poems. There is not one specific theme, which is why I liked it. There are poems about the outdoors, animals, family, and friends. The illustrations go really well with the poems. One of my favorite poems in the book is called "Spare Hair":
"Salamander sitting there
Salamander has no hair
His friend the bear has hair to spare
This book is a poetry book filled with various types of poems, rhyming, short, repetitive, etc. All the poems relate to children either by friendships, family ad childhood imagination. I gave this book 4 stars because it is colorful, the illustrations were great, and had funny poems that related to children's everyday life. I feel this book would definitely be appealing to young children because of the colorful ...more
I really enjoyed his poems! Some were really short, and others longer, but they were all good. I loved the artwork, which surprisingly wasn't mainly country/western, and neither were the themes of most of his poetry.
I enjoyed the child-like simplicity of the topics of his poems, and it brings you back to remembrances of your childhood and how you used to be!
Children who are learning to write poetry or even just learning to LIKE it would benefit from this book, because it is an easy read and ver ...more
Filled to the brim with hilarious poems and beautiful art, this book is the perfect addition to any I Can Read library!" Amazon
I didn't really like this book. I loved the silly illustrations, but the poems were all over the place.
I w ...more
reading level - 1st and 2nd grade
topics and themes - funny collection of poems
curricula use - guided reading and independent, would also use as read aloud for K
social - use to enjoy funny rhymes
literary elements - imagery, rhymes
text and pictures - the pictures are directly connected to the text
summary - This book is a good book of several poems. Most of the poems look similar, there are a few that have more than 1 stanza. This would be a good book to use for introduc ...more
This is a collection of fun poems by Jeff Foxworthy. Some of the poems are about common things related to kids such as getting dirty, losing your hat, and "are we there yet?" My favorite was Lost Hat. There are also some about kids and animals and/or pets, friends, nature, and extended family. My other favorites were "Noises" and "In the Night." The illustrations for each poem are a great added bonus and just as fun as the poems themselves. This is one that kids are ...more
*Now that I've finished reading "Dirt on My Shirt" I've found that some of the poetry is uneven. (I don't think that "Benny" and "skinny" rhyme). Sometimes the meter is a little off. Still, there are some cute poems. Here's an example...
"My Uncle Moe has a big mustache
It's bushy as can be
When he stands up straight and tall
He looks ju ...more
Although I can't think of a lesson that you could teach with the book I can tell you that for just pure enjoyment chi ...more
Title: Dirt on My Shirt
Author: Jeff Foxworthy
Illustrated by: Steve Bjorkman
Grade Level: PreK-2
Grade Level Equivalent:2.3
Guided Reading: M
Dirt on My Shirt is a fun filled poetry book that can either be read as a read aloud or independently by older children. The book has short poems on every page, sometimes two to a page. The pictures are visually stimulating that every child would like.
I would use this book to introduce poetry and how it isn't just serious, but can be funny as well. I would also use this book to read a few of the poems out of for enjoyment and leisure reading time.
Jeff and the illustrator, Steve Bjorkman are humorous people. The pictures and paintings on the cover and each page of the book make stories.
POEM: True Love
Cows have horns that don't go deep
Dads have sweaters, so do sheep
Turtles have tails that they can't see
I have you and you have me.
Currently he is the presenter of the game show "Are you smarter than a 5th grader"