World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of

World Rat Day Poems About Real Holidays You ve Never Heard Of From the Children s Poet Laureate comes a year round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day July No mata mata how hard they may try on W
  • Title: World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of
  • Author: J. Patrick Lewis Anna Raff
  • ISBN: 9780763654023
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • World Rat Day: Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of
    From the Children s Poet Laureate comes a year round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated.Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day July 14 No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day May 23 If you ve never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell Fudge at the Cobras in North America Day, it From the Children s Poet Laureate comes a year round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated.Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day July 14 No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day May 23 If you ve never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell Fudge at the Cobras in North America Day, it s not because they don t exist, it s simply that they needed someone to spread the word Luckily, the fantastically zany poems of J Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff s equally hilarious illustrations have memorialized these holidays forever So get out your calendars from Happy Mew Year for Cats Day to Chocolate Covered Anything Day, World Rat Day April 4 calls for a year round celebration.
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    J Patrick Lewis is the current Children s Poet Laureate He has written than seventy children s books, including Once Upon a Tomb Gravely Humorous Verses J Patrick Lewis lives in Ohio.

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  • Oh my What fun this book would be in the classroomK 12 classroom If you could invent any national celebration day, for any animal, what would it be J Patrick Lewis, the Children s Poet Laureate, has given us Rat Day, and Bat Day, and Mule Day, and Firefly Day Clever rhymes, smart illustrations could easily serve as mentor texts for students to create their own celebratory days for their own favorite, misunderstood animal June 14, National Skunk Day If the skunk did not exist,Then the skunk would [...]


  • NCTE Notable Poetry Book 2 This book is funny but I did not really care for the poems Yes the thought of this book is clever but the poems were not The idea of sharing these weird and wacko holidays is cute and to do so through poem is nice, but some of the poems did not make sense to me and were not clever Some poems were so brief, it seemed the author could not think of anything to say about that holiday The illustrations were cute, especially the one for Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day April 24th [...]


  • Our current Children s Poet Laureate comes up with a doozy What a fun book In a variety of poetic forms, Lewis celebrates holidays you ve never heard of, like Limerick Day, Pink Flamingo Day, Yell Fudge at the Cobras in North America Day, and International Cephaloped Awareness Day A delightful read for kids, parents and teachers, this book is also a great resource for librarians looking for unusual storytime ideas.


  • What a wonderfully fun book Of course my favorite is January 16th, Dragon Appreciation Day and how is it possible that I, of all people, was utterly unaware of this holiday And then there s December 16th Chocolate Covered Anything Day The poem for Pink Flamingo Day May 29th is darling There s a holiday here for everyone I do believe I will be purchasing this lovely tome.


  • Silly poems about made up holidays like Dragon Appreciation Day, Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, and International Cephalopod Awareness Day.


  • A group of silly poems based on holidays honoring such things as animals, chocolate and .


  • Children s books like M Patrick Lewis s new World Rat Day clearly are for adults as much as for kids Lewis already is inside countless homes, coast to coast, inviting children and their parents to read aloud from books like last year s wonderful National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar That big, fun, colorful volume won all kinds of honors, including nearly unanimous 5 star praise on in reader reviews.If you don t have that particular book [...]


  • This hilarious poetry collection features 26 poems about 22 real holidays, from World Rhino Day to National Sloth Day, from Limerick Day to Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day Poems are presented in calendar order starting with Happy Mew Year for Cats on January 2 and ending with Chocolate Covered Anything Day on December 16 The short poems vary in format, but nearly all poems end with a humorous twist The wordplay is smart and funny and will appeal to poetry lovers and newbies alike Poems are accompanie [...]


  • Taken from the inside jacket No one will ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day July 14 No mata mata how hard we try on World Turtle Day May 23.These two holidays are just a taste of the wild and wacky and real holidays you should be celebrating Why I liked this book When I first heard about this book, I thought I would really love it And I DID This was an awesome book The poems are top notch, and the illustrations are awesome too I love everything about it especially that the wacky poems are based o [...]


  • Reviewed at teachmentortexts 2013 Who knew there were so many animal related holidays J Patrick Lewis takes us chronologically through the year and introduces us to quirky holidays throughout the year ranging from Dragon Appreciation Day 1 16 to National Skunk Day Today to National Sloth Day 11 19 The poems range in types including concrete, but most are AB rhyming The only thing I wish is there was a text box explaining the history of each holiday so we understood the holiday instead of only h [...]


  • 1 I m marking Dec 16 Eat Chocolate Covered Anything Day on my calendar 2 This is a teacher librarian s dream book think of all the fun storytimes and zany plans you can make with such days as Dragon Appreciation Day Jan 16 , Worm Day Mar 15 , or Bulldogs are Beautiful Day Apr 24.3 Anna Raff s illustrations are lively, colorful, and great fun They are stronger than Lewis s poetry.4 The poems are funny, but some of them don t work for me I ve found this often with Lewis s collections some are stel [...]


  • I think I laughed while reading these poems than I have in a while It s such a clever book, filled with just what the title says, holidays never heard of There is Dragon Appreciation Day, Jan 16th Here is found Eight Table Manners for Dragons, among them, Never remove a hare from your food On April 10th is Firefly Day, with my favorite, favorite image of fireflies electrified confetti Isn t that beautiful All through the year, J Patrick Lewis has created new holidays, also including World Rat D [...]


  • World Rat Day by Children s Poet Laureate J Patrick Lewis is a collection of poems about bizarre holidays that really exist The book begins with Happy Mew Year for Cats on January 2 and a poem entitled A Toast To My Cat It continues chronologically through the year with holidays like Limerick Day on May 12 and two limericks penguins and grizzlies Finally we get to December 16 and Chocolate Covered Anything Day and a poem entitled Chocolate Covered Ants.Anna Raff s ink wash illustrations add a to [...]


  • Acclaimed poet J Patrick Lewis serves up 26 poems celebrating, of all things, strange holidays in honor of mules, rats, sloths, skunks, turtles, and even cephalopods There s a poem Chocolate Covered Ants honoring Chocolate Covered Anything Day, which must be a day that is popular world wide The poet includes couplets and concrete poetry as well as his typical word play in some of the lines My favorite one was No one will ever forget Ewe p 28 Yes, that s the title and the entire poem too I wish t [...]


  • I love that the poems are related to obscure holidays, for I enjoy knowing about random holidays I actually knew of a few mentioned in this book and was very happy that Yell Fudge at the Cobras in North America Day was included Some of the poems were great Some were OK Some I didn t get Those are typical reactions for me in most poetry collections Loved the illustrations in these They added to the poems and I enjoyed seeing the rats antics on each page.Definitely some poems in here worth sharing [...]


  • I don t get what I m not getting about this book My 7 year old loved it, which baffled me The reviews are fantastic, which baffles me I just don t get it I kept wondering for what purpose it would be appropriate Do you ever read a book about a collection of real holidays that s funny and entertaining and well received No Me neither That s how I felt about this one Except that the holidays were made up Why would that be better Maybe I need to read it again on a different day because there s obvio [...]


  • I read through the different poems and I really did not like the collection I rather prefer poem of a story than a collection of poems I thought some of the poems were inappropriate for young children and also the illustration was inappropriate Some of the poems were hostel and cruel The only poem I really liked was the poem called A Bulldog Is It described why you would not forget the face of a bulldog and why you would not want to leave him home by himself I thought it was cute but that was al [...]


  • World Rat Day Poems About Real Holidays You ve Never Heard Of is a small collection of poems geared for early elementary aged children Author J Patrick Lewis uses comedic short poems with aide of illustrator Anna Raff The pictures grasp the attention of a child and wanting them to keep reading the next poem Each poem is of a fictional holiday and different animals such as flamingos, skunks, and hippos Although not on the level of Shel Silverstein, this a delightful and fun read for a young eleme [...]


  • I struggled whether or not I could call this nonfiction since I found it in the easy children s fiction section of the library, but it does say that these holidays are real Lewis makes us laugh with poems about crazy holidays such as Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, and Chocolate Covered Anything Day Kids will love the word play and the rats that decorate the illustrations throughout Funny poems and illustrations It would be a lot of fun to celebrate these holi [...]


  • I read this to my 3rd graders yesterday and they loved it Every time we hit a date that was close to their birthday, they excitedly shared the connection with the strange holiday They appreciated the play on words in much of the poetry when a younger grade wouldn t understand the humor After we finished the book, they created their own wacky holidays for different animals through poetry A fun activity


  • Author J Patrick Lewis invents a slew of new holidays in his book World Rat Day One holiday included in the book is Bulldogs are Beautiful Day He goes on to include a poem with each made up holiday He writes that a bulldog is A perfect lovely Excuse for a pet A face you remember To never forget and much Great pick to read to young poets or kids that would enjoy silly animal rhymes.


  • This book goes through all twelve months sharing different national holidays Why they chose to title the book World Rat Day is beyond me There is a table of contents, which is incredibly helpful when looking for specific days in specific months It is very informational about the silly world days and the author plays with the text for certain days For example, the text was built into a flamingo and was colored pink Fun fact July 15 is cow appreciation day Ill water color


  • Children s Poet Laureate, J Patrick Lewis, has created a fun filled book of poems pertaining to seldom mentioned holidays such as World Rat Day, Cow Appreciation Day, and National Sloth Day Colorful, imaginative illustrations ensure that students will pick this book up and smile while reading it.


  • This celebration of some of the most obscure and amusing days state, national, and world offers Lewis an open invitation to write poems that are equally diverse and amusing This serves as mentor text for a variety of figurative language, poetry forms, and word play The illustrations create appeal for younger readers as well.


  • I will definitely be celebrating Chocolate Covered Anything Day from now on How did I miss that one LOL These poems are amusing, but the word play may go straight over the heads of some children I particularly like the table manners advice for dragons Don t blow on your soup That only makes it hotter.


  • Have you ever heard of a holiday asked yourself who in the world would think there d be a day dedicated to that Well, I have World Rat Day is an adorable collection of poems about real holidays celebrations that you d never expect Perfect for young readers, Lewis provides funny, rhyming poems that describe true holidays no matter how odd they may seem.


  • Short poems related to holidays that celebrate animals April 24 is Bull Dogs are Beautiful Day, January 2 is Happy New Year to Cats, or September 22 is World Rhino Day Lots fun with full color, double page illustrations to accompany each poem.


  • Start a new family tradition with rhymes from unusual holidays such as Mule Day, or Chocolate Covered Anything Day These silly rhymes and humorous drawings will delight the entire family Reveiwer 11.


  • Fans of J Patrick Lewis and his kid friendly poetry will appreciate this latest collection Poems about unusual holidays are fun and funny Recommended for students from kindergarten through second grade.


  • Poems celebrate a variety of unusual holidays throughout the year, most of them about animals, from Happy Mew Year for Cats Day on January 2 through Ohio Sheep Day on July 14 to Chocolate Covered Anything Day on December 16.


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