The Tighty Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up

The Tighty Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up
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April 01, 2010
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The Best National Poetry Month Ever
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Reader reviewed by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, The Original H.I.R. (Historical Investigative Reporter)

If you're looking for the perfect children's book for National Poetry Month, look no further. The Tighty Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up, by Kenn Nesbitt, is the book you seek. It is filled, front-to-back, with fresh, original, hilarious poems on just about every subject you can think of, and it's sprinkled through-and-through with side-splitting drawings by illustrator Ethan Long.

I admit when I read the first few poems in this book, I was impressed...but skeptical. "No one can keep up this perfect rhyming and impeccable timing all the way through a book," I thought. After all, there are 44 poems in the book--all original. I didn't think there were enough words in the English language to rhyme all those subjects.

I was wrong. Nesbitt really outdoes himself. Each poem is full of humor, imagination, and endearing wordplay. And each one really rhymes. I don't mean almost or that-was-pretty-close, I mean they actually rhyme. My favorites are, "My Dog Plays Invisible Frisbee," and "Don't Ever Ask a Centipede," and "My Chicken's on The Internet," and...well darn-it, I guess you can say I love the entire book.

Nesbitt is the author of several collections of poetry for children, and his work has been in school textbooks all over the world.

So if you're a teacher, a parent, or just one of the poetically-challenged among the masses, be sure to pick up a copy of The Tighty Whitey Spider. And be sure to get your own enhanced digital version of this book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Have fun during National Poetry Month!
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