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review Alligator Pie ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Dennis Lee won the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1972 for his poetic meditation on Canadian identity in Civil Elegies but he made perhaps his most enduring contribution to Canadian nationalism two years later with a short collection of near nonsense rhymes written for a much younDennis Lee won the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1972 for his poetic meditation on Canadian identity in Civil Elegies but he made perhaps his most enduring contribution to Can. I've known about Alligator Pie for years I was introduced to the title poem when I was in elementary school Its bouncy rhythm is unforgettable I'm not sure if I read the book as a child or not because none of the poems seemed familiar with the exception of Skyscraper which I'm pretty sure was read to us in Grade 1Given that this book is almost 40 years old it's not surprising that aspects of it feel a bit dated Some of the illustrations are obviously from another time A poem about measles and mumps shouts that it's from another era And perhaps spousal abuse was once considered humourous but that's no longer the caseHowever that being said there are still a number of highly enjoyable poems in this collection Alligator Pie is one of the best Ookpik made me giggle On Tuesdays I Polish My Uncle has some delicious rhymes involving a pet shark The Friends is a sweet little poem about a child and their friend named Egg Tricking is a cute poem about reverse psychology The Sitter and the Butter and the Better Batter Fritter is so much fun to read aloud if you can do it without cracking up at your attempts at the tongue twisters withinThis book is also extremely Canadian Poems like In Kamloops Bed Song William Lyon Mackenzie King Tongue Twister and Kahshe or Chicoutimi all feature distinctly Canadian people or places There's even a poem about hockey appropriately titled The Hockey GameThe meter of these poems is such that they have a tendency to get stuck in your head like a jump rope song Some of them reminded me of the poems in A A Milne's When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six I did not realize that Dennis Lee had been a lyricist for Fraggle Rock The whimsy and fun he brought to those songs is on full display hereIf you can overlook the few dated poems and illustrations you'll probably find uite a bit to like here It would be a fun book to read aloud to children but it's also fun for adults who just want to indulge their inner childhttptheladybugreadsblogspotca20

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Adian nationalism two years later with a short collection of near nonsense rhymes written for a much younger set Alligator Pie which remains the classic Canadian bedtime book is writte. Alligator Pie is a book consisting of many different poems They are considered to be nursery rhymes written when a father wanted rhymes at bedtime but didn't like any poems to read his daughter so he made his own There is not a plot Every poem is different fun and rhymes in a way that makes you want to read or sing it out loud in a lot of fun ways The pacing for this book is good Some poems are short and sweet with a light approach to it But there are a few larger poems with details to mix it up for the reader Because these poems are nursery rhymes they flow very well This is not much of a well a rounded piece because the only thing taken from this book is fun rhymes There isn’t a deep story line plot or audience connection to the book For just wanting a book of fun nursery rhymes this is a great book to go to but only specifically for that purpose

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Alligator PieN as if Mother Goose had the Latin name Branta canadensis from William Lyon Mackenzie King who loved his mother like anything to Trois Rivières which of course rhymes with eat you hai. 5 I stumbled across this one this morning at the library and I was so excited to share it with the wee lings This was one of my favourite books in elementary school and reading all the silly poems and tongue twisters brought back scads of memories If you are Canadian and haven't read this one I highly recommend it It's excessively silly and couldn't be perfect