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The blood-hungry spleen and other poems about our parts

Author: Allan Wolf; Greg Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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More than three dozen poems describe individual parts of the body and what they do for us and for some parts, such as the face, the verses describe how we communicate nonverbally with other people.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Poetry
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile poetry
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Wolf; Greg Clarke
ISBN: 9780763638061 0763638064
OCLC Number: 216723549
Description: 47 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Our amazing body language --
That's you all over --
On the face of it --
Parts that bend --
Bone (or two) to pick with you --
Belly buttons and bottoms --
Circulation department --
Breath of fresh air --
Muscle matters --
Control center --
Ins and outs of eating --
Body chemistry --
Production department.
Responsibility: Allan Wolf ; illustrated by Greg Clarke.

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More than three dozen poems describe individual parts of the body and what they do for us and for some parts, such as the face, the verses describe how we communicate nonverbally with other people.

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A nice addition to any older kids library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-11-05) Good Permalink

     What middle level student doesn't want to hear a poem about the anus?  This delightful book has poems for every part of the body. My favorite is the kidney poem for two voices.  The 'boy parts' and 'girl parts' poem is pretty accurate.  I'd want to read that...
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