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The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth

by Jaime Adoff
Illustrated by Martin French

Published by Dutton, 2002
48 pages
ISBN: 0-525-46949-4

Ages 11-14

Twenty-four playful poems celebrate music from multiple perspectives, from the young drummer in the last row of the fifth period orchestra who waits patiently for his RAT, TAT, RAT-TAT-TAT part to come up in "Percussion Snail" to the student at P.S. 122 who listens for "No school ta day, Mon" from the his favorite d.j. in "Raggae Snowday." Adoff's outstanding poetry is sophisticated and yet completely accessible to young teens because his point of view is right on target. Martin French's boldly colored illustrations are an excellent match for the Adoff's playful sophistication. CCBC Categories: Poetry.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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